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Executive Vice President and Provost

Patrick Hicks: An Evening of Fiction with Patrick Hicks: The Commandant of Lubizec

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.

Guest Lecturer: Patrick Hicks

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.

Lecture: Does a President's Faith Shape Policy?

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.

Documentary Film Viewing: "Telling Amy's Story"

Telling Amy's Story (2010) is a documentary hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, that details the timeline of the domestic violence and eventual homicide of Amy Homan McGee by her husband on Nov. 8, 2001. The screening of the film is being shown in conjunction with Shine the Light on Relationship Violence Week and will be followed by discussion facilitated by representatives from Waypoint domestic violence services in Cedar Rapids. Visit the official website to view the trailer for Telling Amy's Story


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