SMC beefs up lecture seriesPublished 6:03pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
Southwestern Michigan College’s Dowagiac campus will welcome a few more topical speakers this semester for their Fall Academic Lecture Series, which began last year.
In a way to enrich student life on campus, college faculty and staff have worked to bring in speakers that will provide lectures and presentations on timely issues and interests. Ranging from topics like the 2012 general election to zombies, lecturers will provide researched background on the subject.
The first scheduled speaker is Lansing journalist and “Off the Record” host Tim Skubick.
Skubick, who writes a political blog on mlive.com, will present information on the upcoming general election through a game approach that is interactive with the audience. The lecture is scheduled from 2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the theater of the Dale A. Lyons Building.
The next lecture will feature Chicago’s Columbia College professor Brendan Riley, who will present history and philosophy on zombies. The presentation is slated for 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the theater.
The last fall lecture in the series will present Richard Warner, an associate professor of history at Wabash College. Warner will work to explain scholarly outlooks on the Mayan calendar as the Dec. 21, 2012 date approaches. Warner’s lecture is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 8, also in the theater.
The lectures are open to the public; however, visitors are advised to be mindful of limited seating, as students and staff will be attending the lectures.
For more information, contact the college at (800) 456-8675.