Lyceum ScheduleAll Lyceum lectures are Wednesdays, 1:00-1:50 pm, in WAH 103 or Corbet Theatre. For more information, see the Events Calendar or contact:
HUM course: Jody Peterson, associate professor of history, (360) 736-9391, ext. 209.
Speakers & Topics: Shelley Bannish, director of Student Life & Involvement, (360) 736-9391, ext. 224.
Fall 2013 Lyceum Schedule
(Humanities 281A – 1-credit class)
Sept. 25: OverviewOverview of the Lyceum Series class — Dr. Jody Peterson.
Oct. 2: Human TraffickingThis presentation will be given by Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN)
Oct. 9: Near Space Flight 2013In early summer of 2013, a group of Centralia College students assembled a small Styrofoam cooler outfitted with a GPS, a data recording system and two cameras all with one goal: Fly to near-space. On July 6th, that mission was accomplished after the package, carried by a high-altitude weather balloon, reached 90,000 feet of altitude, then came back to earth and was retrieved. Come see the visual record of the flight with a selection of amazing photos of the earth, and learn what kind of data was retrieved, how it was processed, and how it will be used to improve future flights and our understanding of the characteristics of the atmosphere. This is a unique experience to see what it would be like to fly 3 times higher than commercial airplanes, without the expense of the plane ticket.
Oct. 16: Your True NatureWe share the planet with a host of other life. Nature holds the wisdom and the key to understanding the depths of who we are as human beings; it is our greatest teacher. When we begin to see that all of nature is a reflection-it's wisdom, science, and even consciousness as a model for our own lives and evolution, we see that everything really is connected on a depth and scale we couldn't imagine. We solve the problems of today with the wisdom of the life around us and change ourselves and our world when we see that what we are looking at all around us is us. This program explores our true nature.
Oct. 23: World Outside My Shoes — a witness to GenocideCarl Wilkens, former head of Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Rwanda, was the only American to remain in Kigali, Rwanda once the genocide began in 1994. Come hear Carl’s personal first-hand account of life for the people of Rwanda as their country collapsed, as well as stories of those who stood up against the killers. The presentation will highlight what we as global citizens have in common, how our commonalities are so much greater than our differences and what that means for our response to violence – from bullying to genocide.
Co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa
Oct. 30: EnthobotonyLife does not function in a vacuum: it is affected by everything, including us. As a ceaseless seeker of knowledge and enlightenment, Dr. Alfredo Gomez-Beloz has come to a more holistic understanding of science. He studied the wound healing plants used by the Winikina Warao Indians of the Orinoco River Delta, Venezuela and the use of botánicas by a Mexican population in the US. Dr. Gomez-Beloz has been able to bridge the multiple disciplines of science to offer a more holistic understanding of the world around us through his diverse teaching experiences. Born in Chicago of Mexican parents, Dr. Gomez-Beloz offers a fresh and interesting perspective to the multidisciplinary approach to science, especially ethnobotany, the study of the relationship between people and plants.
Nov. 6: Micro-aggression in Everyday LifeHave you ever felt zombified by subtle by hurtful racist comments or stereotypes? In this presentation we will talk about the nature of these micro-aggressions, how they affect us and what we can do about them! Norma Alicia Pino, Director of the First Peoples Advising Services, from The Evergreen State College will be making this presentation.
Nov. 13: Advising Day — No Classes
Nov. 20: Native VisionThe experience of Native Americans in the 1930’s and 1940’s. A Navajo girl explores her family’s past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II. This is a Living Voices presentation.
Nov. 27: Page to Stage, an exploration of the collaborative process inherent to producing a playThe framework for this presentation is to address the steps that are taken to and from conception through auditions, rehearsal and performances while using pieces of the winter drama production Almost Maine as material. This presentation is sponsored by the Centralia College Drama Department and will be in Wickstrom Theatre.
Dec. 4: Ink Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern MythologyFrom Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, Charlie’s Angels to the Powerpuff Girls, superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their men. In this lively multimedia presentation, pop-culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller (www.ink-stainedamazon.com) will help us explore how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boys’ club barrier of tradition. Using comic, television and film, we will discuss female action and super heroines from the 1930’s to the present day. Do social and political forces affect pop-culture – and vice versa? This conversation will examine women’s representations in media and women’s role as media makers, inspiring us to think deeper about popular culture, media, gender images and storytelling.
This presentation is sponsored by part by the Washington State Humanities.