Monday, April 9, 2018
4 p.m.
Justin PlattsTranscending Disciple, speaker G. W. Justin Platts, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP is a Landscape Architect, Principal, and the Urban Design Market Leader with RDG Planning & Design. One CEU approved from AIA and LA CES. Location: AB 100. One CEU approved from AIA and LA CES. Location: AB 100.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Joel MakowerA presentation by Joel Makower, co-author of the critically acclaimed book: The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century. Makower will touch upon the pragmatic steps for creating a better future with concrete, powerful solutions to boost prosperity. Makower will discuss the paradigm shift from where business practices were 15 years ago and the need to invest in our most precious asset, the human.
7 p.m.
Andre Bormanis was born in Chicago, but grew up in Arizona, where the dark night skies encouraged his love of astronomy and space science. He holds a B.S. in Physics, and a M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, earned under a NASA Space Grant Fellowship at The George Washington University. He became the science consultant for the Star Trek television and film franchise in 1993, and was soon writing episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. He became a full-time writer and eventually co-producer on Star Trek: Enterprise. He then served as a writer-producer on the CBS TV series Threshold and Eleventh Hour, the syndicated series Legend of the Seeker, and Disney XD's Tron: Uprising.
7:30 p.m.
Wayne Wiegand Talk ThumbnailWayne Wiegand (Florida State University) will speak about his newest book (co-authored with Shirley Wiegand): The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South (LSU Press). The talk will take place in Bracken Library Room 104. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Bracken Library and Ball State’s African-American Studies Program (along with the Center for Middletown Studies). This talk recounts a major turning point in US library history: the mid-twentieth-century integration of southern public libraries, including that of Dallas. Leading library historian Wayne Wiegand will discuss not just this historic development but also the essential role played by an array of very young community activists, until now largely 'hidden figures' in the national narrative of the civil rights movement.