WINONA — Winona State University’s premier speaker series, the Lyceum Series, announces its schedule for fall 2011.
The Lyceum Series aims to provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities for the Winona and Rochester campus communities.
The first Lyceum presentation this fall will be “The Way Home,” presented by Shakti Butler at 7 p.m. Sept. 13, in Stark Hall room 103. Butler is a filmmaker and educator in the field of racial equality.
She is also executive director of WorldTrust, a non-profit organization that works to eliminate racial injustice through transformational education. Her discussion will center on social change through community empowerment.
Starting off the presentations in October will be David Kung with “How Math Made Modern Music Mad, Mad Irrational” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in Stark Hall room 103. Through music theory and basic arithmetic, Kung will explore how modern scales are “wrong” and explain why no piano is ever in tune. His presentation will include demonstrations on the violin.
Kung, associate professor mathematics at St. Mary's College of Maryland, also will give a violin recital, accompanied by pianist Deanne Mohr, chair of WSU’s Department of Music, at noon Oct. 14 in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.
The second speaker in October will be Charles Trimble with “A Sense of Place: Pine Ridge” at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Stark Hall room 103. Trimble was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. He has worked on Native American issue and policy-making for more than 40 years.
All presentations are free and open to the public.
For questions, call Kathleen Peterson at (507) 457-2913, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.winona.edu/arts/lyceum.asp.