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. Unless indicated otherwise all lectures are given in LLC Faculty Multi-use Room, Room 111 from 6 to 7 pm.
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)
The LLC is committing its walls and display cases to the artistic endeavor. Currently on display on the lower lever are portrait and landscape photographs on loan from the Sandoz Center. The show includes selections from the Fred W Farrar Collection and the Nebraska Sandhills Portfolio.
For more information about the gallery, contact the LLC’s Outreach Librarian, Shawn Hartman (email@example.com).
If you’re interested in library and librarian humor, visit our gallery page.