Lyceum Lecture 2013

Lyceum speakers provide dynamic, engaging presentations of their work and research interests at a level suitable for a general audience that may include Board of Trustee and Foundation Board members. Lyceum events inform our trustees about the value of sabbaticals and funding for research and teaching innovation.

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2013
Wednesday, April 10th
5:00 PM

Spring 2013 Lyceum Lecture: "The Quakes of Christchurch, Natural and Social"

Elaine Hartwick, Framingham State University

Forum, McCarthy College Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

After a seven year absence, returning to Christchurch, New Zealand, was startling, a return to a devastated city. An earthquake and subsequent aftershock in 2010/11 shook the city to its core, destroying life, iconic landmarks, and the Central Business District. Nationally, New Zealand changed as well, moving from a socially progressive platform back to a conservative neo-liberal government policy regime. During my sabbatical leave in Spring of 2012, I researched the connection between the natural physical earthquake and the social, economic, political and psychological quakes experienced by the people of the Canterbury region. As a geographer I will share the complex intersection between a natural hazard and neo-liberal policy using Christchurch as the case study.
—Dr. Elaine Hartwick, Professor, Department of Geography

5:01 PM

Reception

Framingham State University

Forum

5:01 PM - 5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Welcome & Introduction

Karen Druffel, Framingham State University
Linda Vaden-Goad, Framingham State University

Forum

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Presentation: "The Quakes of Christchurch, Natural and Social"

Elaine Hartwick, Framingham State University

Forum

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

After a seven year absence, returning to Christchurch, New Zealand, was startling, a return to a devastated city. An earthquake and subsequent aftershock in 2010/11 shook the city to its core, destroying life, iconic landmarks, and the Central Business District. Nationally, New Zealand changed as well, moving from a socially progressive platform back to a conservative neo-liberal government policy regime. During my sabbatical leave in Spring of 2012, I researched the connection between the natural physical earthquake and the social, economic, political and psychological quakes experienced by the people of the Canterbury region. As a geographer I will share the complex intersection between a natural hazard and neo-liberal policy using Christchurch as the case study.
—Dr. Elaine Hartwick, Professor, Department of Geography

6:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

Framingham State University

Forum

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday, November 4th
5:00 PM

"Learning Without Limits: Distinguished Faculty Awards Recognition, 2012-2013"

Karen Druffel, Framingham State University
Linda Vaden-Goad, Framingham State University
Benjamin Alberti, Framingham State University
John Anderson, Framingham State University
Lisa Eck, Framingham State University
Pat Luoto, Framingham State University

Forum, McCarthy College Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Distinguished faculty reception honoring Dr. Ben Alberti, Professor John Anderson, Dr. Lisa Eck, and Dr. Pat Luoto.

Dr. Ben Alberti, Department of Sociology
for excellence in scholarship/creative activity
Dr. Alberti is an internationally recognized scholar of archaeological theory and masculinity studies. In 2011, he received a Fulbright Teaching and Scholarship award to teach and conduct research in Cordoba, Argentina.

Professor John Anderson, Department of Art and Music
for excellence in advising/mentoring
Professor Anderson has challenged himself to grow and develop in his craft in order to share the fruits of his development with his students. In 2010, he offered an "Art & Motion" course where students learned to create stop-motion animated films, and he created a website for student work.

Dr. Lisa Eck, Department of English
for excellence in teaching
Dr. Eck is an extraordinarily inventive teacher who channels her passion for reading and discussion into every course. In 2012, she took students to India where she arranged for them to meet with Indian authors, yogis, and scholars. She was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant for a project in China.

Dr. Pat Luoto, Department of Food and Nutrition
for excellence in professional service
Dr. Luoto is a professor and the former director of the John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition. She is a pioneer in the use of instructional technologies and has developed several distance education programs with Professor Janet Schwartz, including FSU's online master's degree in Nutritional Education.

Thursday, November 14th
5:00 PM

Fall 2013 Lyceum Lecture: "Can’t You Put On A Little Lipstick?"

Laura Osterweis, Framingham State University

Forum, McCarthy College Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lyceum Lecture by Professor Laura Osterweis, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, FSU.

With a series of artwork created using giveaway lipsticks from cosmetic companies, Laura Osterweis explores concepts of beauty and graphic expression with an economical use of materials. Laura recalls her grandmother’s gentle urging, "Can't you put on a little lipstick?"
This repeated suggestion, combined with her giveaway lipstick collection, started her thinking about how wearing lipstick contributes to our concepts of beauty. She followed her grandmother's advice and put a little lipstick on watercolor paper. Her work encourages the viewer to observe more closely and think about parts of subjects that we see regularly but do not often consciously examine.

Reception & Introduction

Robert Martin, Framingham State University

Forum

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

Presentation: "Can't You Put On A Little Lipstick?"

Laura Osterweis, Framingham State University

Forum

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Lyceum Lecture by Professor Laura Osterweis, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, FSU.

With a series of artwork created using giveaway lipsticks from cosmetic companies, Laura Osterweis explores concepts of beauty and graphic expression with an economical use of materials. Laura recalls her grandmother's gentle urging, "Can't you put on a little lipstick?"
This repeated suggestion, combined with her giveaway lipstick collection, started her thinking about how wearing lipstick contributes to our concepts of beauty. She followed her grandmother's advice and put a little lipstick on watercolor paper. Her work encourages the viewer to observe more closely and think about parts of subjects that we see regularly but do not often consciously examine.

6:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

Framingham State University

Forum

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM