Joan Crawford Lecture Series Offered at GC

Garrett College (GC) has announced the Fall 2012 schedule for the Joan Crawford Lecture Series which will be held on the McHenry campus beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2. Created in memory and honor of Joan Crawford, who dedicated her life to serving Garrett College and the community, this sequence of presentations is offered free of charge each year and is open to the public.

Coordinated by GC Professor of Humanities Beth Luers, the lectures are scheduled at noon and last approximately one hour. “By holding these sessions at mid-day we hope to reach many people on campus as well as from the community, who may be on a lunch-break at that time,” Luers explained. “Working with members of the college faculty and staff, we try to develop a program that will cover a wide area of interests. Our speakers come from the college community as well as the broader Garrett County community. They volunteer their time and knowledge to to make this series possible,” she said.

The schedule of lectures is as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 1, “Paris-Berlin-Oranienburg & the Holocaust” presented by Beth Luers from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 646
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, “Labyrinths” presented by Lyz from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Old Gym
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, “Military Commissions–Rhetoric vs. Reality” presented by Susie Crawford from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 511
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, “China” presented by Peter Skylstad from noon to 1 p.m. in the Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, “Voices from the Holocaust” presented by 20th Century World History Class from noon to 1 p.m. in the Auditorium
  • Monday, Dec. 3, “Israel/Palestine Conflict: Real or Imagined” presented by Mel Menker from noon to1p.m. in Room 645

For more information on the Joan Crawford Lecture Series persons may contact Beth Luers at 301-387-3020.