BSU Honors Program Announces Fall Lecture Series

The Bemidji State University Honors Program has announced the lineup for its fall 2018 Honors Council Lecture Series. The series provides BSU faculty with a forum to share their expertise and the results of their research with the Bemidji community. All Honors Council lectures are open free to the public.

The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council, the advisory group to BSU’s honors program. It is composed of 12 faculty members representing each of the university’s colleges. Student representatives are also elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.

Sept. 11 — Dan Allosso, assistant professor of history, Department of Humanities; “Reality, Narrative, History.” 6 p.m., Hagg-Sauer 112.

Oct. 3 — Dr. Holly LaFerriere, assistant professor of biology, Department of Biology; “Identification and Characterization of Genes Important for Memory Formation in Drosophila melanogaster.” 6 p.m., Hagg-Sauer 112.

Oct. 16 — Daniel Guentchev, assistant professor of philosophy; Department of Humanities; “John Dewey’s Critique of American Civilization and its Lessons for the 21st Century.” 6 p.m., Hagg-Sauer 112.

Oct. 29 — Miriam Webber, assistant professor of music; Department of Music; “Honky-Tonk Carnival: Explorations of Laughter and Grotesque in Country Song.” 6 p.m., Hagg-Sauer 112.

Nov. 15 — Dr. Thomas Dirth, assistant professor of psychology; Department of Psychology; “Bridging Disability Studies and Psychological Science: A Research Agenda for 21st Century Disability Psychology.” 6 p.m., Hagg-Sauer 112.

Nov. 26 — Dr. William Sea, assistant professor of environmental studies; Center for Sustainability Studies; “The Opportunities and Challenges of Being Interdisciplinary.” 6 p.m., Hagg-Sauer 112.




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