The Fall 2017 Graves Lecture Series opened on Tuesday, October 10th featuring Family and Consumer Science Faculty – Dr. Josh Ellis, Dr. Kim Madsen, and Dr. Yvonne Moody. The title of their talk was Wellness across the Lifespan. A few of the topics that were discussed include:
- High-impact practices.
- The FCS partnership with the Panhandle Public Health Wellness Council.
- Models and strategies to promote worksite wellness.
- Emotional wellness.
On Tuesday, October 24, Dr. Kim Cox explored the question “What’s in a Hand?” She enlightened the audience on the sense of touch and how she believes that during the 18th and 19th century, touching hands did not merely signify communication for British writers. Instead, it was a form of communication that writers invoked as a means of acknowledging and commenting on the material conditions of gender and also the politics of sexual expression that otherwise went unspoken during that period.
Dr. Michael Stephens and Dr. Jim Margetts wrapped up the Fall Series on November 14th in the Sandoz Atrium. Dr. Stephens discussed the influences and approaches he utilized in his work that was commissioned by the Nebraska Music Teachers Association – Relics and Remnants. The presentation concluded with a performance by the composer (Stephens) on the soprano saxophone and Dr. Jim Margetts on the piano.
The Spring 2018 Grave Lecture Series dates have not been confirmed, but will most likely commence in late February. There will be, however, one change – the location. This spring we will be holding all presentations in the Sandoz Atrium. Keep posted for the upcoming speakers and dates!