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Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
When:  Mon, March 3 2014 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Location:  Porter Hall
Address:  1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Contact:  S. Portico Bowman
Contact Phone:  620-235-4305

Chad Erpelding is the featured artist of the Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in conjunction with Dr. Joey Pogue’s production of the Henrik Ibsen play, An Enemy of the People.

INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES MARCH 2014

Department of Art, Chair: Rhona Shand

Department of Communication, Chair: Dr. Cynthia Allan

Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People

Directed by Dr. Joey Pogue: Department of Communication

The 2014 Spring Interdisciplinary Lecture Series intends to responsibly render the plot and character of Ibsen’s play as we bring together stakeholders from industry and tourism whose contemporary conflicts are those of Ibsen’s play in regards to the environmental malaise of nearby Grand Lake and like the play, nobody is wanting to talk about these issues.  The panel is a forum to change that, while we also look to the artwork of Chad Erpelding who investigates the physical and mental spread of culture on a global scale through references to maps and charts. 

Erpelding is interested in “the movement of people, business, and organizations, and the effect this has on contemporary perceptions of place.” He emphasizes globalization’s role in producing greater connectivity between increasingly complex environments through political systems, urban/suburban development, individual travel, and international business organizations.

About the play:  “One man’s honesty in the face of environmental danger causes him to be persecuted and ridiculed even by his closest allies when his town’s tourism economy is threatened.”

About the artist: Chad Erpelding http://chaderpelding.com/

Associate Professor of Art, Graduate Program Director, Boise State University, Boise ID, “I hope that my work challenges viewers to consider the relationships among various regions while reevaluating their understanding of place in a global community.” 

February 27 – March 2, 2014  An Enemy of the People  Pitt State Theatre

February 5 – March 12, 2014  University Gallery, Chad Erpelding, “Living in a Corporate World.”

March 3, 2014  10:00 – 12:00 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Panel to discuss relevant issues of Grand Lake and Lake of the Ozarks.

March 3, 2014   1:30 – 3:30 Invited speakers from departments of psychology and philosophy or sociology to comment on why and how human nature maintains conditions of civic reflexivity, or silence, or ignorance in light of such social problems.

March 3, 2014   7:00 – 8:00 pm  Chad Erpelding, Artist’s Talk,  Room 103 Porter Hall   March 3, 2014   8:00 – 9:00pm  Reception  Porter Hall

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