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A Distinguished Professor of Humanics position was created at the college, first filled by Dr. Seth Arsenian from 1966-1969, to ensure that there was a more self-conscious application from the faculty that was consistent with the Humanics philosophy. The purpose of this position was to catalyze a renewal of consciousness in the philosophy. This was done by annually mandating the Distinguished Professor of Humanics to give a Humanics lecture on the definition of Humanics and what the concept means to them. Arsenian started this tradition in 1967 with his speech titled, “The Meaning of Humanics,” in which he described the concept as a set of ideas, values, and goals that make our college distinct from other colleges and make commitment and unity toward commonly sought goals possible.