Listen or read here as Arend D. Lubbers, Grand Valley State University President Emeritus and longest serving college president in the country, speaks on the importance of a liberal arts education. President Lubbers has been a longtime friend of the Kirk family and The Russell Kirk Center. At GVSU,he arranged for Russell Kirk to be a visiting professor, deliver a commencement address and to receive an honorary degree.
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It only comes once a year. Tonight is Kirk Night so get ready to celebrate, post a photo and hashtag #kirknight and #Kirktober.
Russell Amos Kirk, the namesake of the Kirk Center, was born 105 years ago today. Join us in celebrating Kirk's birthday by sharing your favorite Kirk quote(s) throughout the month of #Kirktober. We'd love to see what continues to inspire you and shape your thinking.