Schedule of Speakers - Fall 2014

Unless otherwise noted, lectures take place from noon - 1 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Date Speaker Topic

Theme 1: Humanism

Sept. 1 Alan Farrell, PhD, (ret.) professor of French, Virginia Military Institute The reach of myth: Poetry of conflict
Sept. 8 Sharon Foreman-Kready, PhD, MSW, assistant professor of human services, School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Director, Institutional Review Board, Lynchburg College
Where is the humanity? Conflict in core values in campus and community partnerships
Sept. 15 Tracy Lee Simmons, writer, journalist, and assistant professor, Westover Honors Program, Lynchburg College

True value: The intellectual power of great books

Sept. 22 Reid Mihalko, sex and relationship expert

It's hard to kill people when you're cuddling: How low-touch societies and sexual shame increase conflict, violence, and war

Theme 2: Violence

Sept. 29 Brian Crim, PhD, associate professor of history, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg College The bloodiest century: Understanding the legacies of World War I in the modern world
Oct. 6 Sabita Manian, PhD, professor of international relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg College Health care change: The health care affordability act or inevitability?
Oct. 20 Andrew Goddard, legislative director, Virginia Center for Public Safety Busting the myths and information surrounding gun ownership and their relationship with gun violence
Oct. 27 James Y. Simms, PhD, professor of history, Hampden-Sydney College The violent tragedy of the Great War

Theme 3: Ethics

Nov. 3 Ken Frederick, Lynchburg City police (ret.) and private investigator

Crisis intervention and conflict management

Nov. 10 Thomas W. Nygaard, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Centra Health (ret.); president elect, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Alumni Board Health care change: A result of the health care affordability act or inevitability?
Nov. 17 Francis L. Macrina, PhD, Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry and vice president for research, Virginia Commonwealth University Science: Essential ethics and mythical methods
Dec. 1 Alan Farrell, PhD, (ret.) professor of French, Virginia Military Institute The reach of virtue: Honor this day