Village Lecture Series has something for everyone!
Dickeyville is fortunate to house many individuals with diverse professional backgrounds and life experiences. In 2014, there was a conversation brewing about the potential to harness this collective knowledge by sharing experiences amongst other villagers. In early 2015, Don Langenberg and former resident, Pat Hawthorne stepped up to make this seed of an idea come to fruition. After input from residents about preferred topics, a quarterly schedule of lectures was established.
Starting in April 2015, the lectures have been well attended with overwhelming positive response from audiences. Topics covered so far include:
- “Improbable Excellence: The Saga of UMBC” by George La Noue in April, 2015
- “Art Within Walls: Artists and Musicians of Terezin (Theresienstadt) 1941-1942” by Sam McCready in June, 2015
- “Folk Ballads of the Appalachians” including performance of ballads by Amy & Mitch Cyman in October, 2015
- “The Aesthetic Value of Mathematics” by Mel Currie in December, 2015
- “Health Care in America” by Leslie Greenwald in February, 2015
- “Superheroes and the Book of Revelations,” by Jennifer Barchi in April, 2015
“Very much enjoyed Jennifer Barchi’s fascinating lecture, Superheroes and the Book of Revelations, last night, another in the Dickeyville Lecture Series. Excellent presentation which led to a lively discussion. What an exciting addition to Dickeyville life this Lecture Series is–where else would you find it?” Resident, Sam McCready
Following the another fun-filled summer period, Dickeyvillians can look forward to recommencement of the Lecture Series this fall.
- “Translating the World (simultaneous translation),” to be presented by Helena Murphy, Oct. 5, 2016
- “The Webb Telescope,” to be presented by John Scott, Dec. 7, 2016
- “Guantanamo, Torture & the Law,” to be presented by Steve Sfekas, Feb 8, 2017
Timing and location details will be available on the Village Event Calendar.
Lecture series organizers Mel Currie, Pat and Don Langenberg welcome any suggestions and would be most appreciative of offers to supply snacks and drinks at any of the lectures. They can be reached at dville.lectures[at]gmail[dot]com