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College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

TPC Restoration & Management Lecture: Making Ecological Restoration More Effective: Ideas From the Midwest and Around the World

"Making Ecological Restoration More Effective: Ideas From the Midwest and Around the World" will be presented by Susan Galatowitsch, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota. This event is hosted by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Open to the public.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Tim Bascom

Tim Bascom’s books include the novel Squatter’s Rites and the essay collection The Comfort Trap, in addition to his new memoir Running to the Fire.  He is currently the director of creative writing at Waldorf College.

Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Joe Benevento

Joe Benevento’s books include three novels, three full-length poetry volumes, two poetry chapbooks and a book of short stories.  He is a professor of English at Truman State University, where he teaches creative writing, American literature and mystery. He also is the longtime co-editor of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.    

Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Timothy Fay

Timothy Fay edits and prints the Wapsipinicon Almanac, an annual collection of essays, fiction and reviews. He has produced the Almanac since 1988 and continues to do so from his shop situated on his family’s farm in Jones County. Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served. 

2016 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture

The 2016 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture "It's an Ethnic Thing: Cultural Challenges to Broadening Participation in Mathematics"  by Dr. Philip Kutzko, Professor of Mathematics and CLAS Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa. He will present a rethinking of how mathematics is taught and done at universities today. This talk is intended for general audiences, on topics of current interest in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. The lecture is free of charge. Contact the Department of Mathematics if you need further information.

Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Following the murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, The New Black Fest commissioned a group of playwrights to write ten-minute plays reflecting on the tragedy. Facing Our Truth features works from playwrights Dominque Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O'Brien and Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. Admission is free with limited seating. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes early for guaranteed admission.

Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Following the murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, The New Black Fest commissioned a group of playwrights to write ten-minute plays reflecting on the tragedy. Facing Our Truth features works from playwrights Dominque Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O'Brien and Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. Admission is free with limited seating. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes early for guaranteed admission.

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