Smith Family Hall, Room 2388
Public lecture format including the Heritage campus community and interested community members.
Presentations are on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month from Noon to 1:00 p.m. -- Refreshments will be provided.
November 12, 2013
Dr. John Bassett
Title: Reflecting on William Faulkner
Dr. John Bassett, president of Heritage University, will reflect on his comprehensive study of William Faulkner (1897-1962), drawing out themes that will intrigue those who love literature and those who seek understanding of the present through the study of the past. Dr. Bassett is a scholar's scholar, who has provided three volumes of annotated bibliography (1972, 1983, and 2009), cataloging literary criticism that addresses the work of Faulkner.
February 11, 2014
Melissa "Mel" Hill
Title: Education in the Last Frontier: A Look at the Alaska Education System -- From Past to Current Practices.
Before coming back to the Yakima Valley, Melissa Hill spent twelve years in Alaska working with educators, visiting and working with rural communities, school boards, and studying educational issues. Join us in learning about Alaska and education in the last frontier.
March 11, 2013
Dr. Michelle Jacob
Title: Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing
Yakama peoples have responded to more than a century of historical trauma with a resurgence of grassroots activism and cultural revitalization. Please join us as Dr. Jacobs discusses this process through case studies of dance, language, and food traditions, documented in her new book, Yakama Rising (University of Arizona Press, 2013). This is being held in conjunction with the Yakama Authors Festival and Writing Workshop, details will be provided at a later date.
Mary James - (509) 865-8564 - email@example.com