Spring 2018 Honors Lecture Series


Spring 2018
Honors Lecture Series

American Values

(UH 3000, CRN# 10040)

Mondays, 3:00 to 3:55 p.m.
Honors Amphitheatre (Room 106)


Spring 2018 LS flyer
January 15 MLK Day, no classes  
January 22 Dr. Philip Phillips (Honors College Associate Dean, MTSU) Welcome and Introduction
January 29 Dr. Mary Evins (History, MTSU)

American Values, Immutable and Adapting 
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February 5 Steve Joiner (Dean, Lipscomb University College of Leadership and Public Service) Civil Discourse, Finding Common Ground, and the the Value of Difficult Conversations
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February 12 Sekou Franklin (Political Science and International Relations, MTSU) African Americans, Democratic Participation, and the Civil Rights Movement's Citizenship Education Program
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February 19 Derek Griffin (Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society) and Gloria Wilson (Art and Design, MTSU) "Lest We Forget" the Heterogeneity of Blackness: The Art of Pursing Health Equity in Post-Black America
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February 26 Marisa Richmond (History, MTSU) Fighting for LGBTQ Rights as a Core American Value
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March 3 SPRING BREAK, no classes  
March 12 Kasar Abdulla (Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Valor Collegiate Academies) "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to be Free": America's First Core Value
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March 19 John R. Vile (Honors College Dean) 

American Values and the Declaration of Independence
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March 26 Amy Sayward (History, MTSU) Refining American Values in the World Spotlight: The Intersection Between Cold War U.S. Foreign and Domestic Policy
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April 2 Laura Clippard (Honors College Advisor) Fellowships and Scholarships
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April 9  

Honors student, Hannah Tybor, "Love Makes a Family: A Collection of Adoption Stories"
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April 16 Anne Passino (Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, Tennessee) From Common Sense to Protecting the Commons: The Value of Environmental Stewardship
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April 23  Thesis Presentations

Honors Student, Robert Owen, "Examining the Effects of Manipulating Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy on Stress-Induced Nuclear Granules (SINGs) within the Nuclei of Oocytes of Caenorhabditis elegans"
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