Highlights: Tanner Humanities Center

Gateway to Learning Educator Workshops

Since 2005, the Tanner Humanities Center has increased the reach of its secondary school educator workshops held each summer, and benefiting K-12 instructors throughout the state. Week-long Educator Workshops are taught by University of Utah faculty and have an enrollment of thirty-five teachers. The Tanner Center is pleased to report that since 2005, annual enrollment has increased from just under 100 participants to well over 200 in 2013.

Major support for this program comes from: The Utah State Office of Education, The Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Asia Center, Environmental Humanities Program, The Castle Foundation, and Aramco Services Company.

Mormon Studies Graduate Fellowship Endowment Campaign

Since 2010, efforts to permanently fund a Mormon Studies Graduate Fellowship have been underway. The Tanner Humanities Center is pleased to report having raised more than $345,000 toward its $400,000 goal.

We are happy to announce major donations from the following organizations: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation, Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU, Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance, and numerous individuals who recognize the need for and potential impact of this unique fellowship — the only fellowship dedicated to the study of Mormonism in the nation.

With operating funds from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Tanner Center has now hosted four Ph.D. candidates engaged in Mormon Studies research. The Eccles Foundation has recently extended its funding for two additional years.

We are making every effort to complete our campaign in 2014, and move on to expanding our Mormon Studies initiative.