Activities & Events
The Graves Lecture Series is one of the LLC’s time-honored events. Speakers are recruited from Chadron State College (CSC) and the Chadron community to lecture on a variety of educational and entertaining topics. All lectures are presented in the Sandoz Atrium from 7 to 8 pm.
October 30 – Dr. Nathaniel Doherty: “Equanimity Among the Ruins: The Doubtful Value of Humanity in Colson Whitehead’s Zone One”
November 13 – Dr. Mathew Brust: “Current Conservation Status of Rare Butterflies and Grasshoppers in the Nebraska Panhandle”
November 27 – Markus Jones: “The Shaping of Story”
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October 10 – Family & Consumer Science Faculty: “Wellness Across the Lifespan”
October 24 – Kimberly Cox: “What is in a hand”
November 14 – Michael Stephens, Jim Margetts: “Relics and Remnants”
(please note that this lecture will be held in the Sandoz Atrium at 6:00 pm)
March 13 – Dr. Mary Clai Jones: “Corelli’s Designing Fictions: Fashioning the Woman of Genius”
April 10 – Mary Donahue: “On the Trail of Oscar-Winning Filmmakers, the Coen Brothers…in the Nebraska Panhandle”
April 17 – Dr. Tom Smith and Dr. Deane Tucker: “Cuba: Change and Continuity”
September 27 – Chris McCarthy: “The Military-Monetary Complex”
October 11 – Sid Shuler: “The Trumpet: What Johnny and Susie Never Knew”
October 25 – Mary Traphagan: “The Holocaust”
November 8 – Alex Helmbrecht: “Behind the Polo Shirt: An Insider’s Look at the World of Sports Information”
February 16 – McKay Tebbs: “The Making of Strawberry Fields Forever”
Tebbs explains how the Beatles song developed from an idea to a finished recording. During his presentation, he will also perform various pieces of the song. (not recorded)
March 1 – John Buttiglieri: “Gifted Education and the Underrepresentation of Minorities”
Participants explore with Buttiglier why minorities are not proportionally represented in gifted programs.
March 22 – Terrie Wood: “Business Success: Pain or Pleasure?“
The conflicting values that hinder individuals from business (and personal) success is examined by Woods; she discusses how to recognize these values and how to move forward with confidence.
April 5 – Janice Haynes: “Romance and Marriage Plots: Restoration for Family in Narratives of Single Mothers”
Haynes discusses the restoration of family through romance and marriage plots centered on single mothers. Restoration themes include “children’s desire for ‘normal’ family,” “transformations of desire for marriage and family,” and the “fragility of single mothers.” (not recorded)
September 22 – Josh Ellis: “Nutritional Ketosis: Fat is Phat”
Ellis discusses fitness through the years and social factors that influence nutritional patterns.
October 13 – Steve Coughlin: “Another City: A Creative Writing Reading”
Coughlin reads from his collection, Another City; his poems illustrate the harsh struggles of a working class family, which will leave the audience considering what healing, if any, the imagined world can offer.
October 27 – Shaunda French: “My Confidant, My Coworker: The Interpersonal Relationship of Work Spouses”
French discusses work-spouse relationships and how they positively and negatively influence other relationships, both at work and at home.
November 10 – Peggy Hinman: “Life: It Depends on How You Look at It”
Hinman will discuss techniques for improving perspectives in all phases of life. (not recorded)
February 17 – Steven Rolfsmeier: “Secrets of the Sandhills — Relict Floras“
March 3 – Anthony Perlinski: “Exploring the Role of Scale in Natural Resource Management“
March 24 – Bill Roweton: “True or False: No Internationally Acknowledged Scientific Psychologist Came from Nebraska“
March 31 – Pat Beu: ” Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s College: Thoughts on Academic and Social Changes“
September 23 – Ron Bolze: “Agriculture…Production or Conservation?“
October 7 – Kurt Kinbacher: “Life in the Roman Provinces: Place, Space, and Indoor Plumbing in Emona (Ljubljana, Slovenia)“
October 21 – Tim Slessor: “Perceptions – Them and Us – UK and US“
November 4 – Charles Carey: “Tribute to Pat Metheny” (not recorded)
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