BROOKINGS - We are pleased to unveil an impressive group of professionals to headline the fall University Speaker Series at South Dakota State University, said SDSU Provost Laurie Nichols.
Their presence on campus will enlighten and enrich our understanding of important contemporary issues.
The series begins with Carol Hepper, a native South Dakotan and acclaimed sculptor living in New York City whose work is on display at the South Dakota Art Museum. Her gallery talk, Contemporary Sculpture: Inside the Between, begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Alumni Auditorium at the Art Museum.
James Gimpel, professor of government at the University of Maryland, will offer Lessons from Rural America, at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Campanile Room of The Union. Gimpel has published numerous articles on geography, immigration and rural politics. His visit is sponsored by the Great Plains Political Science Association.
Chris Tindal, professional engineer and deputy director for renewable energy in the Naval Energy Office, will talk about Sailing the Great Green Fleet at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Performing Arts Center. Tindal sets energy policy and direction for the U.S. Navy and promotes renewable energy resources. His visit is sponsored by the SDSU Research Office.
Wes Jamison, associate professor of communication at Palm Beach Atlantic University, will talk about The Morality of Animal Agriculture, at 7 p.m. Oct. 11, in the Performing Arts Center. Jamison taught agriculture politics, agricultural history, public relations, persuasion and political communication in both the U.S. and Europe. His visit is sponsored by the SDSU Swine and Pre-Vet Clubs.
Eric Schlosser, author of the book, Fast Food Nation, will give a presentation titled Fast Food, Big Ag and the Land at 7 p.m. Oct. 19, in the Performing Arts Center. Schlosser draws attention to agriculture subjects that he says have been ignored by the media. His writing has helped spark a revolution to get Americans thinking about what they eat. His visit is part of the Harding Lecture Series.
To receive more information about these featured speakers and others who appear at SDSU, contact the Office of Academic affairs at 605-688-4173 or at http://www.sdstate.edu/news/speakers.