Patrick Hicks, Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College (SIoux Falls, S.D). will read from his novel about the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard, as well as discuss how he used historical fact to create literary fiction. The Commandant of Lubizec has received rave critical reviews across the country. Aside from reading key passages from his novel, he will also answer questions about such camps as Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Patrick Hicks went on three separate research trips to Poland in order to get the history correct for his first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which was recently chosen for National Reading Group Month. In this presentation, Hicks will discuss how his research influenced his writing process and offer a short history of the death camps.
Cara Burnidge, assistant professor of religion, will present "Does a President's Faith Shape Policy? Woodrow Wilson as a Case Study for Today." This lecture will examine how faith has and has not shaped a president’s domestic and international policies and reform; it will conclude by offering insights on how to think about religion in policy making today. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and World Religion and the Department of History.
See the blockbuster film "Armageddon", provided with accurate scientific commentary by Siobahn Morgan, Professor of Astronomy. The event is free and open to the public.
See the blockbuster film "Twister", provided with accurate scientific commentary by Alan Czarnetzki, Professor of Meteorology. The event is free and open to the public.
See the blockbuster film "Jurassic Park", provided with accurate scientific commentary by Alexa Sedlacek, Assistant Professor of Geology. The event is free and open to the public.
Halloween fun for elementary aged children! Join The Honors Student Advisory Board for a Boo-tiful evening of fun at the Honors Cottage.Cookies will be provided. Come in your best Halloween costume and play some fun themed indoor games provided by the University Honors Student Advisory Board.
Biology undergraduates will discuss their research from our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in 20 minute presentations. Research topics vary from field ecology to microbiology to cell development. The presentations are for general audiences and snacks will be provided.
Wear purple on Wednesday, Oct. 15, to show support for survivors of relationship violence.