Walters State Community College invites the public to take part in its Learning in the Lyceum series every Wednesday, beginning Sept. 12.
The series is planned by Global Connections, a student initiative that readies graduates to compete in an international marketplace.
Programs will take place in the International Lyceum, located in the Student Services Building on the Morristown campus. All sessions will be video-streamed to other campuses.
On the Sevier County campus, events may be viewed in ACAD 143. At the Greeneville/Greene County campus, events may be viewed in room 209. At the Claiborne County campus, sessions can be viewed in room 80.
The schedule for fall semester includes:
• Sept. 12 – Green Dot and Safety on Campus. Learn about a growing program built on the premise that any given community can measurably and systematically reduce violence within any given community.
• Sept. 19 – Ecuador and the Galapagos. International Travel Scholarship recipient Lance Snodderly will discuss his summer adventure.
• Sept. 26 – Walking Through Paris. International Travel Scholarship students will give a presentation about their trip to Europe.
• Oct. 3 – Hillbilly Norte: Hispanic Migration and the Paradoxes of Development in the Rural South. Dr. Chris Baker, professor of sociology, explores the impact of recent multicultural immigration to rural east Tennessee and its affects on the economy and society.
• Oct. 10 – Stress: What It Is and What You Can Do About It. Learn new stress management techniques to handle day-to-day stress.
• Oct. 17 – Sweet 16 vs. Quinceanera: Who Has the Best Parties? Vivian Gladson, instructor of sociology, discusses traditional celebrations that mark the transition from childhood to young woman.
• Oct. 24 – An Artist with No Hands. Meet inspiring artist Becky Guinn, who lost her hands and feet but not her talent. See how she continues to paint and teach.
• Oct. 31 – Witches and Witchcraft. In time for Halloween, this documentary-style film covers Wicca, vampires, the devil, werewolves, snakes, voodoo, zombies and witches.
For more information about the Learning in the Lyceum Series, call Eileen Bowers, coordinator of international education, at 423-318-2347.