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October 6, 2006 - Hastings College ALS symposium to address Truth
Four speakers and a faculty panel at Hastings College will discuss “Truth: One Word, Many Meanings” Monday, Oct. 23 to Friday, Oct. 27, during the 21st annual Artist Lecture Series (ALS) Student Symposium.
All presentations are free and will take place in French Memorial Chapel.
Speakers include: Joe Garden, Roy Hazelwood, Brad Warner, and Nancy Snow.
Joe Garden – Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.Garden, a staff writer for The Onion, started reporting for the world's premier source for fake news in 1993, long before it became a national phenomenon. The Onion, America's Finest News Source, is a satirical weekly newspaper. More than 1.5 million readers visit its web site each week. The New Yorker called The Onion “arguably the most popular humor periodical in world history.” Besides fake news stories, Garden also writes two of The Onion's most popular columns: “The Outside Scoop” by the Hollywood-loving Jackie Harvey, and Jim Anchower's slacker musings.
Roy Hazelwood – Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.Hazelwood served 22 years in the FBI and 11 years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of major. He was retained by the United Nations as a consultant on the Bosnian war crimes and currently serves as a consultant on violent crime in both criminal and civil cases. He has lectured in all 50 states, numerous European countries and throughout Canada and the Caribbean. He has conducted and published research on autoerotic fatalities, serial rape, juvenile sexual offenders, sexual sadism, and the wives and girlfriends of sexual sadists. Hazelwood has testified before committees of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House and before a presidential commission. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored five books.
Brad Warner – Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Warner is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest through the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, a sect that dates back to the 13th century in Japan. Warner originally studied under Kodo Sawaki, a radical teacher who set out to overturn much of established Buddhism in Japan in the early 20th century. Before Warner began studying Zen Buddhism in the early 1980s, he was a bass guitarist for 0DFx (Zero Defex), a hardcore punk band. Warner then signed with Midnight Records and made five albums under the band name Dimentia 13. In 2003, Warner wrote the book Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth About Reality.
Dr. Nancy Snow – Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.Snow, an expert on American persuasion and propaganda, has appeared on CNN, ABC News, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, BBC, and CBC. Formerly with the United States Information Agency and the State Department, Snow is associate professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton, and adjunct professor in the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. She also serves as senior research fellow in the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Nancy Snow's latest book is The Arrogance of American Power: What US Leaders Are Doing Wrong and Why It's Our Duty to Dissent. Her previous works include Information War and Propaganda, Inc.
Faculty panel discussion – Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. Hastings College faculty members will discuss “Truth.” Panel members are:Dr. Jim Dugan, professor of physics and chair of the department; Dr. Robert Amyot, assistant professor of political science; Rev. Dr. Jean Heriot, assistant professor of sociology and religion and associate director of vocational discernment and service learning; and Turner McGehee, professor of art and chair of the department.
Faculty sponsor for the symposium is Dr. Daniel Deffenbaugh, associate professor of religion and philosophy. Student co-chairs are seniors Danny Nicklin, son of Donald/Rhonda Nicklin, Papillion, Neb.; and Kelly Robenhagen, daughter of Joel Robenhagen and Barbara Janssen, Ft. Collins, Colo. Other students serving on the ALS committee include: Zach Roth, senior, son of David/Kim Roth, Hastings, Neb.; Aaron Rouse, junior, son of Larry/Vicki Rouse, Trumbull, Neb.; Katherine Goodenberger, senior, daughter of James/Suzanne Goodenberger, Duluth, Minn.; Melissa Theesen, junior, daughter of Steve/Sally Theesen, St. Joseph, Mo.; Molly Ericson, junior, daughter of Becky Ericson/Ray Ericson, Boulder, Colo.; Heather Finney, junior, daughter of Jon/Patricia Finney, Sidney, Neb.; Laura Jensen, senior, daughter of Kenneth/Sharon Jensen, St. Libory, Neb.; Josh Fangmeier, senior, son of David/Debra Fangmeier, Hebron, Neb.; Amanda Phillips, senior, daughter of Arthur/Melinda Phillips, Waco, Neb.; Nicole Thomas, senior, daughter of Daniel/Diana Thomas, Waukee, Iowa; and Katy Steurer, senior, daughter of Robert Steurer/Colleen Stanfill, Manitou Springs, Colo.
The ALS Student Symposium is a program designed to bring artists and lecturers to campus each year that focus on a selected topic. Past symposium topics have featured such topics as: Terrorism, Generation X, America and the World, Global Village, Competition, Play, and Revolutions. A committee of faculty, staff and students select the final topic and speakers.