Monday, 27 Mar 2023
"How the most decorated American track and field Olympian of all time turned inspiration in motherhood and advocacy into social innovation," Allyson Felix. Felix is an 11-time Olympic medalist, mom, business owner, and recently retired professional athlete who will share stories of adversity, triumph, and advocacy through her presentation and extended question and answer period.
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023
Join ISU Writing and Communication Consultations and Academic Success Center for a virtual speaker series event in conversation with artists and designers, Ashlee Bird, Joseph Erb, and Casey Koyczan. Panelists will each share their work advocating for Indigenous language justice through technology and design, followed by a Q&A with attendees.
Guillermo Galindo has spent his career redefining the conventional limits between music, the art of music composition and the intersections between art disciplines, politics, humanitarian issues, spirituality and social awareness. Much of his work focuses on the stories of migrants and refugees told through experimental music and performance art. He will give a public lecture March 29 and premiere his "Transonic Borders" composition March 30.
Thursday, 30 Mar 2023
Professor Dan Davis of Luther College will discuss two Roman shipwrecks that were discovered and remotely documented in deep water in the southeast Aegean by the E/V Nautilus expedition. These shipwrecks shed light on the distribution of Rhodian wine in the early Roman Empire as well as a treacherous maritime corridor. Dr. Davisâ€™ research shows how scientists, engineers, and humanists can work together to make important discoveries.
"Polar Erratics: A Humanist in the Arctic and Antarctica," Hester Blum, professor of English, Penn State University and award-winning author. She has participated in several research trips to the Arctic and Antarctica, and her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This is the 2023 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture.
A Pearl Hogrefe Lecture Poet Michael Walsh has recently published anthologies of poetry that address contemporary issues that bring poetry into the mainstream of modern discussions. Taken together, the editorial work of this poet and editor opens up new avenues of discussion about the work of poetry in the world.