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"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." -Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics


While the VHC is new, the committment of GBC's students, faculty, and staff is long-standing. Below are some of the myriad humanities activities being undertaken at GBC.

Community Invited to Zika Virus Panel

The community is invited to a Zika Virus Panel Discussion 7 p.m. February 13. Guest speakers include James M. Wilson, M.D., Director of Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting.

Learn more about prevention, symptoms, transmission and complications of the Zika Virus by attending an expert panel discussion brought to the community by Great Basin College, B(S)3N Science club, and Nevada INBRE.

Elko, Great Basin College, GTA 130
Battle Mountain, GBC Comp Lab
Ely, GBC 112
Pahrump, GBC PVC 119
Winnemucca, GBC 110

For more information, contact Click here to see the event flyer.

12th Annual GBC Film Fest Begins Feb. 9

Oscar Nominated Shorts, Independent Films.Great Basin College’s 12th Annual Film Festival is back beginning Thursday Feb. 9 through Friday, Feb. 17. This year the festival will feature four carefully selected independent films never before shown in Elko and a special screening of the 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films.

The independent films which all begin at 6 p.m. will be shown at the GBC Theater. Appetizers are available prior to each movie beginning at 5:30 p.m. Student and senior citizen tickets cost $6.50 and general public tickets cost $7. Tickets can be purchased at the door. A short film will be shown prior to each movie.

The 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts are slated for Friday, Feb. 17. Doors at The Western Folklife Center will open at 5:30 p.m. with the films beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 9 “Moonlight” -- on every critics Top 10 list, this movie chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. CULINARY SPONSOR: Ogi Deli.
  • Friday, Feb. 10 “The Dark Horse” -- a troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life. CULINARY SPONSOR: Spoon Me.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 “The Brand New Testament” -- Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter? CULINARY SPONSOR: Pizza Barn.
  • Friday, Feb. 17 “Oscar-Nominated Shorts” (Western Folklife Center) CULINARY SPONSOR: Machi’s Saloon. A no host bar will be available. Tickets are $7 and are available now at the Western Folklife Center gift shop, and at the door on Feb. 17.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 “The Ashes of Brush Flats” -- Two brothers and their struggles with loss, love and revenge. A modern Western that is a roller coaster ride through Reno, Nevada, shedding light on the moral code that makes us all human.

For more information check out the GBC Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) committee page.

GBC's Argentum

GBC Argentum.Great Basin College's art and literary magazine devoted to highlighting the excellent artistic expression of its students, faculty and staff.

Community members are also encouraged to submit work. High school students 18 and under need a parent or guardian signature on the form. The submission deadline for the 2017 Argentum is March 10, 2017.

See the poster here!

Work selected for Argentum is featured during the Great Basin College Student Art Show. See highlights of the 2015 art show here!


2017 GBC Film Festival Oscar Nominated Short Films

2017 GBC Film Festival Oscar Nominated Short Films.Join Great Basin College for the 2017 GBC Film Festival!

Featured for the second year in a row, is a limited-seating screening of the 2017 Oscar nominated Short Films. The event will take place at the Western Folklife Center on February 17, beginning at 6 PM. Admission is just $7 and tickets are available at the WFC. Seating is limited to 100 guests. All films are unrated and 18+ age is recommended.

Relax in Style will provide audio and visual equipment. Free appetizers from Machi's Saloon & Grill and a no host bar will also be available.

The Great Basin College Film Festival is celebrating its 12th year!


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