2011-12 Chautauqua Series Features 21 Programs

Twenty-one programs in Eastern Kentucky University’s 12th annual Chautauqua Lecture series, all free and open to the public, will explore “Living with Others: Challenges and Promises” from a variety of perspectives and feature several nationally known lecturers. The series will also include film screenings and an art exhibit.

The remaining Chautauqua Lectures Series for 2011-12:

·         Donna Freitas, “Sex and the Soul,” Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Chautauqua Film Screenings: “Temple Grandin,” Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 and 8 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Temple Grandin, “Animals, Humans, and Sensory Based Thinking,” Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts (Second Annual Bruce MacLaren Distinguished Lecture)

·         Richard Dawkins, “The Magic of Reality,” Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts

·         Carole Garrison, “Is There a GPS for Lost in Translation?” Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Doris Pierce and Anne Shordike, “Elder Women Making Family through Celebratory Foods: Kentucky, New Zealand, Thailand,” Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Martha Nussbaum, “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities,” Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building (Seventh Annual Distinguished Lecture in International Studies)

·         John Bowes, “Living with American Indians and American Indian History,” Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Ferrell Auditorium, Combs Building (Keynote Address for Native American Heritage Month)

·         Mark Rowlands, “The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness,” Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Eric Metaxas, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy,” Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Chautauqua Art Exhibition: A Juried Exhibition on the Theme, Monday, Jan. 23- Friday, Feb. 24, Giles Gallery, Campbell Building

·         Bob Zellner, “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement,” Thursday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Arnold Rampersad, “Black History and the Road to Reconciliation,” Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building (Keynote Address for Black History Month)

·         Bill Ellis, “Whither Education in Kentucky: The Challenges and Promises of the 21st Century,” Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Kathy Bullock, “African and African-American Musical Connections in Appalachia,” Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Chautauqua Film Screenings: “The Social Network,” Wednesday, March 14, 6 and 8 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Michael Austin, “The Ethics of Facebook,” Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Bernadette Barton, “Pray the Gay Away: Religion and Homosexuality in the Bible Belt,” Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building (Keynote Address for Women’s History Month)

·         Sudhir Venkatesh, “Gang Leader for a Day,”  Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

·         Matthew Winslow, “Walking a Mile in Your Shoes,” Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., O’Donnell Hall, Student Success Building

For more information, call 859-622-8667, e-mail minh.nguyen@eku.edu or visit www.chautauqua.eku.edu.

Published on August 12, 2011