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Olivet College Announces Speakers for 2016-17 Dean’s Scholars Series

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Olivet College has announced the Dean’s Scholars Series events for the fall 2016 semester. The DSS has become a tradition of Olivet College that brings the community together around a specific topic of interest. Students and faculty members are invited by Maria Davis, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college, to present their peer-reviewed or other high-quality scholarly work to the college and community. All events are free and open to the public.

“The Dean’s Scholars Series provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and students alike to share their intellectual work,” said Provost and Dean Maria Davis. “In this way they can demonstrate their scholarship, celebrate each other’s accomplishments and build professional relationships with one another around topics of mutual interest.”

Coming Fall Events in the 2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Series

Monday, Sept. 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“Are you ready to POGIL? Moving Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning out of the chemistry classroom” by Susanne Lewis, associate professor of chemistry | Burrage Library Lecture room

Monday, Oct. 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
“Berlioz’s Les Troyens:  A Hero’s Journey, Shakespeare and Wagner” by Tim Flynn, professor of music | Burrage Library Lecture Room

Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“Giants and Pandas and God, Oh My!” by Laura Barlond-Maas, associate professor of English | Burrage Library Fireplace Room

Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
“Libraries in the Developing World” by Judy Fales, library director | Burrage Library Lecture Room

Monday, Feb. 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentations from the Michigan Academy of Science Arts and Letters by OC students | Burrage Library Lecture Room

Monday, Mar. 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
“Advising People vs. Empowering Them: How to respond to requests for help” by John Moore, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology | Burrage Library Lecture Room

The Burrage Library (photo) is located at 320 S. Main St., Olivet, Michigan. Both the Fireplace Room and Lecture Room are located on the main floor. 



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