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Themes for the 2014 Chautauqua Lecture Series are listed below. These 90-minute lectures are held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday unless otherwise noted during the Chautauqua summer season. Please see the weekly Lakesider newspaper for detailed lecture descriptions and room locations or download the 2014 Chautauqua Lecture Series Booklet.

Week 1 (June 23-26)

Modern Slavery: A Local, National & International Issue
Human trafficking and forced labor are prevalent industries in our state, country and world. Tasha Perdue, University of Toledo visiting lecturer and Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition member, explores the many facets of these issues and what can be done to stop them.

Animals & the Environment
An exploration of animals and how they have adapted to their ever-changing environments. 

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Week 2 (June 30-July 3)

All Things Americana
Lectures on topics related to American history and culture, with a focus on Norman Rockwell and Mark Twain.

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Week 3 (July 7-10)

Technology Today
The world today is full of devices and applications created to make life easier. Understand more about the uses and potential concerns related to current technology.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient History, Unexpected Wisdom
Examine the history, archeology and content of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their implications for Christian origins with John Kampen, PhD, Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

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Week 4 (July 14-17)

South America
Explore the history, economics and culture within this diverse continent.  Lecturers include Melvyn Levitsky, Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and current Professor of International Policy and Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan; Claire T. Solomon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Oberlin College; and Kristina Mani, PhD, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College.

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Week 5 (July 21-25)

The Gilded Age: 1875-1900
This time period of enormous growth in the U.S., with special attention on the political and economic impact it had on our country, will be examined by scholars including Tom Mach, PhD, Professor of History, Cedarville College.

Annual Vearl Smith Memorial Historic Preservation Workshop
This Friday workshop provides opportunities to understand more about the concept of historic preservation both in general and specific to Lakeside Chautauqua.

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Week 6 (July 28-Aug. 1)

From Beowulf to Bilbo: Heroes & Villains of Literature
A comparison of what is portrayed as heroic and villainous in the literature of the Middle Ages to the literature and popular film of today will be presented by Christopher “Chip” Crane, PhD, faculty member in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland

The Soundtrack of American Civil Rights Movements, 1800-1968
Cheryl Boots, PhD, Lecturer of Humanities, Boston University and author of Singing for Equality: Hymns and the American Indian Rights and Antislavery Movements, 1640-1855, explains how social reformers used hymns in the 19th century and spirituals in the 20th century to advocate for equality in American society.

Centering Prayer Workshop
Willis Waldron returns to facilitate a Centering Prayer Workshop on July 28 & 29. This program provides the opportunity to understand and practice this ancient prayer method of the Christian contemplative heritage. The workshop is open to both first-time participants and those who attended the 2013 workshop, as new material will be presented

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Week 7 (Aug. 4-8)

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World
A special combined Chaplain’s Hour and morning education lecture will feature Chaplain of the Week, the Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj, speaking on interfaith topics (note special Chaplain’s Hour/morning lecture time: 10-11:30 am). Afternoon lecture theme will focus on “Peace with Justice” and include lectures by Pastor Jan Ruark of Lower Lights Ministries.

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Week 8 (Aug. 11-14)

Ohio Geology: From Fossils to Fracking
Lectures by geologist Scott Kell, from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will focus on the history of Ohio geology, mining on the Marblehead Peninsula, and the science and regulations of fracking.

Health & Medicine
Topics related to health, wellness and medicine.

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Week 9 (Aug. 18-22)

Annual Civil War Week
Lectures and educational programs focused on the American Civil War with the Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr., author of A. Lincoln: A Biography, a New York Times bestseller, as the morning lecturer, focusing on Lincoln’s greatest speeches.

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Week 10 (Aug. 25-28)

Lakeside University
After a successful introduction in 2013, the last week of the season will again showcase professors and professionals affiliated with Lakeside and favorite Lakeside presenters providing lectures on diverse topics related to their areas of expertise.

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Week 1 Schedule

Modern Slavery
MonJune 2310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Human Trafficking 101
Tasha Perdue
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
(selected reading materials)
MonJune 231:30-3 p.m.Kidnapped Cousins
Tasha Perdue
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
TuesJune 2410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
My Kid is Sexier than Your Kid:  The Damaging Effects of Sexualizing Children
Tasha Perdue & Jared Rose
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Members
TuesJune 241:30-3 p.m.Modern Slavery:  A Global Perspective
Tasha Perdue
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
Animals & the Environment
WedJune 2510:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.

Burning Rivers:  Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire
John Hartig
Refuge Manager
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
(selected reading materials)

WedJune 251:30-3 p.m.Building an International Wildlife Refuge in the Rust Belt
John Hartig
Refuge Manager
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
ThursJune 2610:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.

Urban Coyote
Stan Gehrt, PhD
Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist
The Ohio State University
(selected reading materials)

ThursJune 261:30-3 p.m.Habitats of Foxes, Skunks & Raccoons
Stan Gehrt, PhD
Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist
The Ohio State University

Week 2 Schedule

All Things Americana
MonJune 3010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Norman Rockwell's America: The Four Freedoms
Tom Daly
Curator of Education
Normal Rockwell Museum
MonJune 301:30-3 p.m.Norman Rockwell's America: The Modern Civil Rights Movement
Tom Daly
Curator of Education
Normal Rockwell Museum
TuesJuly 110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Way Up North in Dixie
Howard Sacks, PhD, Distinguished Teaching Professor & Director of The Rural Life Center, Kenyon College
Judy Sacks, Affiliated Scholar, American Studies Program, Kenyon College
(selected reading materials)
TuesJuly 11:30-3 p.m.Where Does Your Food Come From?
Howard Sacks, PhD
Distinguished Teaching Professor & Director of The Rural Life Center
Kenyon College
WedJuly 210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Fire, Storm, Collision - Lake Erie Shipwrecks
Michael & Georgann Wachter
Lake Erie Shipwreck Explorers
(selected reading materials)
WedJuly 21:30-3 p.m.Historic Zoar Village
Becka Lash
Assistant Site Manager
Historic Zoar Village
(selected reading materials)
ThursJuly 310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The Adventures of Tom & Huck - A Boy Comes of Age
Craig Hotchkiss
Education Manager
Mark Twain House & Museum
(selected reading materials)
ThursJuly 31:30-3 p.m."Base Ball" as Mark Twain Knew It
Craig Hotchkiss
Education Manager
Mark Twain House & Museum
 

Week 3 Schedule

Technology Today
MonJuly 710:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The Many Sides of Google (Part I)
Amy Carle
Program Manager
Google
MonJuly 71:30-3 p.m.The Many Sides of Google (Part II)
Amy Carle
Program Manager
Google
TuesJuly 810:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Social Media
Jim Abbott
Sales & Marketing Manager
Ashton Technology Solutions
TuesJuly 81:30-3 p.m.Grow With Technology:  Using Technology to Foster Children & Teen Development
Holly Klingler
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
(selected reading materials)
TuesJuly 83:30 - 5:00 p.m.Popular Apps and @'s
Suzanne Carle
President & Founder
Suite Spot
The Dead Sea Scrolls
WedJuly 910:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The History & Archaeology of the Dead Sea Scrolls
John Kampen, PhD
Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar & Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
(selected reading materials)
WedJuly 91:30-3 p.m.What are the Dead Sea Scrolls
John Kampen, PhD
Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar & Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
ThursJuly 1010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The Dead Sea Scrolls & the New Testament
John Kampen, PhD
Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar & Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
ThursJuly 101:30-3 p.m.Unexpected and Unusual Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls
John Kampen, PhD
Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar & Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
 

Week 4 Schedule

South America
MonJuly 1410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Latin America Today:  Political, Economic & Social Trends
Kristina Mani, PhD
Associate Professor of Politics
Oberlin College
(suggested reading materials)
MonJuly 141:30-3 p.m.Going Global:  Latin America's International Relations
Kristina Mani, PhD
Associate Professor of Politics
Oberlin College
MonJuly 148:15-10 p.m.Jennifer Pharr Davis, author and world-renowned hiker, will speak in Hoover Auditorium about her adventures in the wilderness and her passion for the outdoors.
TuesJuly 1510:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Migration & Agricultural Change in the Andes
Brad Jokisch, PhD
Associate Professor of Geography
Ohio University
TuesJuly 151:30-3 p.m.Mining & Deforestation in South America
Brad Jokisch, PhD
Associate Professor of Geography
Ohio University
(suggested reading materials)
WedJuly 1610:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
From Myth to Melodrama to Magical Realism:  A Comparative History of Latin American Literature
Claire T. Solomon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Oberlin College
(suggested reading materials)
WedJuly 161:30-3 p.m.Against the Grain:  How Reading Latin American Literature Can Teach us to Question History
Claire T. Solomon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Oberlin College
ThursJuly 1710:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Brazil:  Still the Country of the Future?  And Will it Always be So?
Melvyn Levitsky
Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Professor of International Policy & Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
(suggested reading materials)
ThursJuly 171:30-3 p.m.Illegal Drugs in the Western Hemisphere:  From Field to Street
Melvyn Levitsky
Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Professor of International Policy & Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
 

Week 5 Schedule

The Gilded Age
MonJuly 2110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Rise of Big Business:  Robber Barons or Captains of Industry?
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
(suggested reading materials)
MonJuly 211:30-3 p.m.Labor, Immigrants & the Development of the City
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
(Development of the City Outline)
TuesJuly 2210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The American Farmer & the Gilded Age
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
TuesJuly 221:30-3 p.m.Politics in the Gilded Age:  Politicos or Statesmen?
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
TuesJuly 223:30-5 p.m.Civil Discourse in an Uncivil World (Part I)
Chautauqua Hall
Greg Linville
WedJuly 2310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Art & Antiques of the Gilded Age
Amelia Jeffers
President & Auctioneer
Garth Auctioneers & Appraisers
WedJuly 231:30-3 p.m.Music of the Gilded Age
Bryan Wright
Pianist & Musicologist
Instructor, University of Pittsburgh
(suggested reading materials)
WedJuly 233:30-5 p.m.Civil Discourse in an Uncivil World (Part II)
Chautauqua Hall
Greg Linville
ThursJuly 2410:30 a.m.Documentary on The Gilded Age
Triangle Fire
ThursJuly 241:30 p.m.Documentary on The Gilded Age
The Richest Man in the World (Andrew Carnegie)
ThursJuly 243:30-5 p.m.Civil Discourse in an Uncivil World (Part III)
Chautauqua Hall
Greg Linville
10th Annual Vearl Smith Historic Preservation Workshop
FriJuly 2510:30 a.m.-12 p.m.The Main Street Approach:  the Grassroots Program for Bringing Life Back to your Community
Joyce Barrett
Executive Director
Heritage Ohio
FriJuly 251:30-3 p.m.Lakeside Cottage Renovation of "Never Enough Thyme" (325 West Fourth Street)
Tom Hilt
Cottage Owner

Week 6 Schedule

From Beowulf to Bilbo:  Heroes & Villains of Literature

Note:  This lecture series is scheduled for four consecutive mornings

MonJuly 2810:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
What's Medieval?:  Beowulf, King Arthur, Chaucer, and some very old words
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
(suggest reading materials)
TuesJuly 2910:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Medieval to Modern Stories:  How did we get here...from there?
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
WedJuly 3010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Medieval & Modern Heroism & Evil in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" & "The Hobbit"
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
ThursJuly 3110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Heroes & Villains after Tolkien:  Contemporary fairy tales & film
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
The Soundtrack of American Civil Rights Movements, 1800-1968

Note: This lecture series is scheduled for four consecutive afternoons

MonJuly 281:30-3 p.m.Watts Goin' On? Protest Songs from Three Guys Across the Pond
Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
(suggested reading materials)
TuesJuly 291:30-3 p.m.Scandals, Mobs & Murders: A Soundtrack of "Vanishing" Indians
Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
WedJuly 301:30-3 p.m.Sex, Lies & Narrow Escapes -- or not: What the Abolitionists Sang
Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
ThursJuly 311:30-3 p.m."People Get Ready":  The 1960s Civil Rights Spirituals & Freedom Songs
Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
Centering Prayer Workshop
MonJuly 2810:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Willis Waldron
Trained Facilitator
TuesJuly 2910:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Willis Waldron
Trained Facilitator

Week 7 Schedule

Seeking Peace in a Multifaith World

Focus: Interfaith

Note: Special Chaplain's Hour & Morning Education Lecture begins at 10 a.m.

MonAug. 410 -11:30 a.m.Spirituality, Interfaith & Hospitality
Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj
Church of South India, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Professor Emeritus, World Christianity, Emory University
Visiting Professor, Boston University
TuesAug. 510-11:30 a.m.Spirituality of Hindu Hospitality
Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj
Church of South India, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Professor Emeritus, World Christianity, Emory University
Visiting Professor, Boston University
WedAug. 610-11:30 a.m.Spirituality of Islamic Hospitality
Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj
Church of South India, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Professor Emeritus, World Christianity, Emory University
Visiting Professor, Boston University
ThursAug. 710-11:30 a.m.Spirituality of Christian Hospitality
Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj
Church of South India, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Professor Emeritus, World Christianity, Emory University
Visiting Professor, Boston University
FriAug. 810-11:30 a.m.Spirituality of/for Interfaith Hospitality
Rev. Dr. M. Thomas Thangaraj
Church of South India, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Professor Emeritus, World Christianity, Emory University
Visiting Professor, Boston University

Focus: Peace with Justice

MonAug. 41:30-3 p.m.Seeking Peace Through Restorative Compassion
Pastor Jan Ruark
CEO
Lower Lights Ministries
TuesAug. 51:30-3 p.m.Giving and Receiving Peace from Restorative Compassion
Pastor Jan Ruark
CEO
Lower Lights Ministries
WedAug. 61:30-3 p.m.Skills Needed for Peacebuilding
Jennifer Batton
Consultant
UNESCO
ThursAug. 71:30-3 p.m.Peace Education Around the World: Ohio's Role
Jennifer Batton
Consultant
UNESCO

Week 8 Schedule

Ohio Geology
MonAug. 1110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
History of Ohio Geology (Part I)
Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
MonAug. 111:30-3 p.m.History of Ohio Geology (Part II)
Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
TuesAug. 1210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Mining on the Marblehead Peninsula
Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
TuesAug. 121:30-3 p.m.The Science & Regulations of Fracking
Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Health & Medicine
WedAug. 1310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Breast Cancer Treatments
Alfred Vargas, MD
Cleveland Clinic North Coast Cancer Care
WedAug. 131:30-3 p.m.Hereditary Cancers
Laura Schmitt & Katherine Parker
Cleveland Clinic North Coast Cancer Care
ThursAug. 1410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Changes in Memory: Normal Aging & Beyond
Kathryn Kilpatrick, MA, CCC/SLP
Geriatric Communication Consultant, Memory Fitness Coach & Speech-Language Pathologist
ThursAug. 141:30-3 p.m.The Impact of Multitasking on Remembering: Strategies Matter
Kathryn Kilpatrick, MA, CCC/SLP
Geriatric Communication Consultant, Memory Fitness Coach & Speech-Language Pathologist

Week 9 Schedule

10th Annual Civil War Week
MonAug. 1810:30 a.m. -12 p.m.The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions (January 27, 1838)
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Author of A. Lincoln, A Biography
MonAug. 181:30-3 p.m.Films of the Civil War
Christopher Craft
Civil War Historian
MonAug. 183:30-5 p.m.John Brown's Holy War
Documentary & Discussion
Discussion Leader:  Carol Zeh
TuesAug. 1910:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Farewell Address at Springfield (February 11, 1861)
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Author of A. Lincoln, A Biography
TuesAug. 191:30-3 p.m.The Turning Point:  The Wilderness & Spotsylvania
John Fazio
Civil War Historian
TuesAug. 193:30-5 p.m.Civil War Book Review
Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War by Harry S. Stout
Reviewer:  David Blank
WedAug. 2010:30 a.m. -12 p.m.Speech to the Springfield Rally (September 3, 1863)
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Author of A. Lincoln, A Biography
WedAug. 201:30-3 p.m.Dennison, Tod & Brough:  Ohio's Civil War Governors
William Vodrey
Civil War Historian
WedAug. 203:30-5 p.m.80 Acres of Hell (Camp Douglas Civil War Prison)
Documentary & Discussion
Discussion Leader:  Carol Zeh
WedAug. 208:15 p.m.In Thinking of America-Songs of the Civil War
Robert Trentham
ThursAug. 2110:30 a.m. -12 p.m.Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Author of A. Lincoln, A Biography
ThursAug. 211:30-3 p.m.Jesse James:  The Last Rebel
Mel Maurer
Civil War Historian
ThursAug. 213:30-5 p.m.The Most Daring Mission of the Civil War (The Albemarle)
Documentary & Discussion
Discussion Leader:  Carol Zeh
FriAug. 2210:30 a.m. -12 p.m.Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1865)
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Author of A. Lincoln, A Biography
FriAug. 221:30-3 p.m.Ohio's First Baseball Game:  Played by Confederates & Taught to Yankees
John Husman & Kimberly Brownlee
Historians
(suggested reading materials)
 

Week 10 Schedule

Lakeside University
MonAug. 2510:30 a.m. -12 p.m.The Wizard of Oz Motion Picture 75th Anniversary
Gretchen S. Curtis, Director of Operations, Lakeside Heritage Society
Ben Blee, Columbus, OH
MonAug. 251:30-3 p.m.Successful Aging
Suzanne Carle
President & Founder
Suite Spot
TuesAug. 2610:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Seeing Through Paintings
Rustin Levenson
President & Founder
Art Restoration Associates
TuesAug. 261:30-3 p.m.Historical Trees
Bill Hahn
Arborist
City of Akron
WedAug. 2710:30 a.m. -12 p.m.Nutrition: Fact or Fiction
Wendy Stuhldreher, PhD
Retired Professor of Nutrition
WedAug. 271:30-3 p.m.A Chautauqua Experience - Plains, GA
Facilitated by Jeanne Mauriocourt
Director of Educational Programs
Lakeside Chautauqua
ThursAug. 2810:30 a.m.-12 p.m.The Writing Style of Henry James
Janet Jennings
Retired English Teacher
ThursAug. 281:30-3 p.m.Why Does History Matter?
Dale Knobel, PhD
President Emeritus
Denison University