Lakeside Ohio

Fair 38°

Low: 40°
High: 51°

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.

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. 

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule

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.

 View Schedule


For questions or more information, contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (866) 952-5374, ext. 239.

 

Week 1 Schedule

Modern Slavery
MonJune 2310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Tasha Perdue
Visiting Lecturer, University of Toledo
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
MonJune 231:30-3 p.m.Tasha Perdue
Visiting Lecturer, University of Toledo
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
TuesJune 2410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Tasha Perdue
Visiting Lecturer, University of Toledo
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
TuesJune 241:30-3 p.m.Tasha Perdue
Visiting Lecturer, University of Toledo
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition Member
Animals & the Environment
WedJune 2510:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
John Hartig
Refuge Manager
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
WedJune 251:30-3 p.m.John Hartig
Refuge Manager
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
ThursJune 2610:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Stan Gehrt, PhD
Associate Professor & Wildlife Extension Specialist
The Ohio State University
ThursJune 261:30-3 p.m.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.
TOPIC:  Norman Rockwell
Tom Daly
Curator of Education
Normal Rockwell Museum
MonJune 301:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Norman Rockwell
Tom Daly
Curator of Education
Normal Rockwell Museum
TuesJuly 110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
TuesJuly 11:30-3 p.m.TBA
WedJuly 210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
WedJuly 21:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursJuly 310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TOPIC:  Mark Twain
Craig Hotchkiss
Education Manager
Mark Twain House & Museum
ThursJuly 31:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Mark Twain
Craig Hotchkiss
Education Manager
Mark Twain House & Museum
 

Week 3 Schedule

Technology Today
MonJuly 710:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
MonJuly 71:30-3 p.m.TBA
TuesJuly 810:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TOPIC:  Social Media
Jim Abbott
Director of Sales
WRIS Web Services
TuesJuly 81:30-3 p.m.TBA
The Dead Sea Scrolls
WedJuly 910:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
John Kampen, PhD
Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar & Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
WedJuly 91:30-3 p.m.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.
John Kampen, PhD
Eminent Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar & Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
ThursJuly 101:30-3 p.m.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.
TOPIC:  International Relations
Kristina Mani, PhD
Associate Professor of Politics
Oberlin College
MonJuly 141:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  International Relations
Kristina Mani, PhD
Associate Professor of Politics
Oberlin College
TuesJuly 1510:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TOPIC:  Environment & Agriculture
Brad Jokisch, PhD
Associate Professor of Geology
Ohio University
TuesJuly 151:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Environment & Agriculture
Brad Jokisch, PhD
Associate Professor of Geology
Ohio University
WedJuly 1610:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TOPIC:  Magical Realism
Claire T. Solomon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Oberlin College
WedJuly 161:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Magical Realism
Claire T. Solomon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Oberlin College
ThursJuly 1710:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TOPIC:  Brazil
Melvyn Levitsky
Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Professor of International Policy & Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
ThursJuly 171:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Drug Trafficking
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.
Tom Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
MonJuly 211:30-3 p.m.Tom Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
TuesJuly 2210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Tom Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
TuesJuly 221:30-3 p.m.Tom Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
WedJuly 2310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
WedJuly 231:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursJuly 2410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Documentary on The Gilded Age
Title to be announced
ThursJuly 241:30-3 p.m.Documentary on The Gilded Age
Title to be announced
10th Annual Vearl Smith Historic Preservation Workshop
FriJuly 2510:30 a.m.-12 p.m.TOPIC:  The Main Street Approach
Joyce Barrett
Executive Director
Heritage Ohio
FriJuly 251:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Cottage Renovation:  "Never Enough Thyme" (325 West Fourth Street)
Tom Hilt
Cottage Owner

Week 6 Schedule

From Beowulf to Bilbo:  Heroes & Villains of Literature
MonJuly 2810:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
TuesJuly 2910:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
WedJuly 3010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
ThursJuly 3110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Christopher "Chip" Crane, PhD
Lecturer
University of Maryland
The Soundtrack of American Civil Rights Movements, 1800-1968
MonJuly 281:30-3 p.m.Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
TuesJuly 291:30-3 p.m.Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
WedJuly 301:30-3 p.m.Cheryl Boots, PhD
Lecturer of Humanities
Boston University
ThursJuly 311:30-3 p.m.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.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.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.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.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.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. 410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Pastor Jan Ruark
CEO
Lower Lights Ministries
TuesAug. 51:30-3 p.m.Pastor Jan Ruark
CEO
Lower Lights Ministries
WedAug. 61:30-3 p.m.Jennifer Batton
Consultant
UNESCO
ThursAug. 71:30-3 p.m.Jennifer Batton
Consultant
UNESCO

Week 8 Schedule

Ohio Geology
MonAug. 1110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
MonAug. 111:30-3 p.m.Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
TuesAug. 1210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
TuesAug. 121:30-3 p.m.Scott Kell
Geologist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Health & Medicine
WedAug. 1310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
WedAug. 131:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursAug. 1410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
ThursAug. 141:30-3 p.m.TBA

Week 9 Schedule

10th Annual Civil War Week
MonAug. 1810:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TOPIC:  Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches
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.TOPIC:  Civil War in Film
Christopher Craft
Civil War Historian
MonAug. 183:30-5 p.m.TBA
TuesAug. 1910:30 a.m.-12 p.m.TOPIC:  Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches
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.TBA
TuesAug. 193:30-5 p.m.TBA
WedAug. 2010:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TOPIC:  Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches
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.TBA
WedAug. 203:30-5 p.m.TBA
WedAug. 208:15 p.m.HOOVER PROGRAM:  In Thinking of America-Songs of the Civil War
Robert Trentham
ThursAug. 2110:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TOPIC:  Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches
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.TBA
ThursAug. 213:30-5 p.m.TBA
FriAug. 2210:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TOPIC:  Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches
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.TOPIC:  Baseball & the Civil War
John Husman
Historian
Toledo Mud Hens
 

Week 10 Schedule

Lakeside University
MonAug. 2510:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TOPIC:  The Wizard of Oz - 75th Anniversary
Gretchen S. Curtis & Ben Blee
MonAug. 251:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Successful Aging
Suzanne Carle
TuesAug. 2610:30 a.m.-12 p.m.TOPIC:  Art Restoration
Rustin Levenson
TuesAug. 261:30-3 p.m.TBA
WedAug. 2710:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TBA
WedAug. 271:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursAug. 2810:30 a.m.-12 p.m.TOPIC:  The Writing Style of Henry James
Janet Jennings
ThursAug. 281:30-3 p.m.TOPIC:  Why Does History Matter?
Dale Knobel, PhD