Primary Theme: Economy
Society, Poverty, and Leisure
- Dickens, C. (2010). Hard times. New York: Simon & Schuster Paper Backs. (Original work published in 1854).
- Veblen, T. (1994). The theory of the leisure class. (pp. 1-13). New York: Dover Publications, Inc. (Original work published in 1899).
All lectures from noon – 1 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
Theme 1: Society
|Aug. 31||Joseph H. Turek, PhD, Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Professor of Economics, Lynchburg College||Through the eyes of an economist|
|Sept. 7||Richard C. Burke, PhD, John Franklin East Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg College
||The impoverished imagination: Education and industrialization in Charles Dickens’ Hard times|
|Sept. 14||Jeff Smith, Executive Director, Rush Homes||Rush Homes Priorities: Economics in Service of People of Low Income|
|Sept. 21||Alina Klein, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Lynchburg College||To Grexit or not to Grexit; That is the question|
Theme 2: Poverty
|Sept. 28||Aaron Smith ’05, ’07 MEd, Student Employment Coordinator Lynchburg College||Societal reflections on poverty|
|Oct. 5||Cheryl Adams Rychkov, MA English literature, MLIS Archives and preservation, MA Candidate, History, Lynchburg College and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and English, Central Virginia Community College||Mr. Witt’s School Bus: Easing poverty in 1930s rural Virginia via education, compassion, and community development|
|Oct. 12||Phil Taylor, PhD, Science Strategy Operations Manager, Monsanto Technology||Innovations in agriculture to meet global food security|
|Oct. 19||Hannah Coffey, BOLD Planning, Technical Author and GIS Specialist||Circulus in probando: A crisis for the polis: How at-risk communities are isolated from FEMA funding streams designed specifically for them|
Theme 3: Leisure
|Oct. 26||Karen Weaver, EdD, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Media, technology, and college sports: How television is changing everything|
|Nov. 2||Charles E. Walton, PhD, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Lynchburg College||So much style that it’s wasted: Habitus, conspicuous consumption, and the presentation of self|
|Nov. 9||Derek and Nina Polley, CEO and Vice President, Lynchburg Titans||Lynchburg Titans platform and impact|
|Nov. 16||Stephen Smith ’97 EdD, ’99 MEd, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, School of Health Science and Human Performance, Lynchburg College||The competition of youth sports|