Lakeside Ohio

​Themes for the 2017 Chautauqua Lecture Series are posted below. These 90-minute lectures are held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the summer season, unless otherwise noted. Please see the weekly Lakesider newspaper for detailed lecture descriptions and room locations.

Week 1 (June 19-22)

John Steinbeck: American Author
Robert DeMott, PhD, Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Ohio University, leads a study of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck.

“A Peace of My Mind”
John Noltner, author and photographer, lectures on his multimedia project (on display in Hoover Auditorium), which explores the meaning of peace, one story at a time.

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Week 2 (June 26-29)

Understanding Music in Context
Ross Feller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music at Kenyon College explores the changing definition of music over the past 60 years.

Health & Wellness
Wellness experts, including Sarah Torok-Gerard, PhD, CHC, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Mount Union, present lectures on health coaching and wellness.

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Week 3 (July 3-6)

Responding to Adversity
Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD, shares lessons learned about living with conviction after a tragic accident left her paralyzed from the waist down and discusses her nationally-acclaimed home with features promoting accessibility, safety and greater independence.

The Human Face
Freelance writer Mark Roth uncovers mysteries of the human face, based on his award-winning series as a science writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

No lectures will be held on Tuesday, July 4.

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Week 4 (July 10-13)

Changing Sources of Energy
Experts focus on the current status and future possibilities of gas, oil, electric, wind power, solar power and fuel cells as energy sources.  Speakers include Andrew Thomas, JD, Director of Energy Policy Center at Cleveland State University; Matthew Brakey, JD, President of Brakey Energy; and Alan Frasz, President of Dovetail Solar & Wind.

Lake Erie & the Great Lakes
Researchers and concerned constituents examine the importance and health of Lake Erie & the Great Lakes.

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Week 5 (July 17-20)

Russia Today
Featured speakers, Michael Grossman, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies at the University of Mount Union, and Richard Arnold, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Muskingum University, explore Russian politics and culture.

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Week 6 (July 24-27)

The Chautauqua Prize
Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, a Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle selection and Chautauqua Prize recipient, discusses his journey as a writer, as well as moral questions about war, on which his book is based.

Sports & Faith
Terry Pluto, author and columnist for The Plain Dealer, shares thoughts on sports and faith topics.

Vearl Smith Memorial Historic Preservation Workshop
This workshop promotes a further understanding of historic preservation, both in general and specific to Lakeside Chautauqua.
 – supported by the Vearl Smith Memorial Endowment for Historic Preservation

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Week 7 (July 31-August 3)

Medical Questions & Decisions
Medical experts speak on the connection between spirituality and physical health, biomedical ethics, coping with serious chronic illness and end-of-life decisions. Speakers include Paul Hoehner, MD, Senior Clinical Associate at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Annette Collier, MD, and Katie Perkins, MBA, both from Sincera Supportive Care & Symptom Relief.

Natural Gardens for the 21st Century
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home - Gary Snyder
In collaboration with The Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden, Lakeside welcomes the return of award-winning garden designer, Amanda Patton.

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Week 8 (August 7-10)

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World
A special combined Faith for Living Hour and morning lecture features lectures on interfaith topics by Preacher of the Week, Bishop Ivan Abrahams. The afternoon ‘Peace with Justice’ theme considers the processes and challenges refugees face when fleeing their homeland and resettling in a new culture.

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Week 9 (August 14-17)

World War I
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, presenters including Lora Vogt, Curator of Education at the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., examine many facets of this conflict.

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Week 10 (August 21-24)

Art of the World: An Insider’s View
M.J. Albacete, retired Executive Director of the Canton Museum of Art, leads participants on a journey through King Tut’s tomb, the Parthenon, the Sistine Chapel and the Statue of Liberty.

Documentary Film Festival
This theme recognizes films with content celebrating mind, body and spirit. A time for discussion will be held at the conclusion of each film.

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Week 11 (August 28-31)

Lakeside University
Lakeside experts and favorite speakers from the past offer lectures and workshops on their areas of expertise.

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Specific lecture titles and speakers will be posted after January 1.  For questions or more information, contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 239.

 

Week 1 Schedule

American Author:  John Steinbeck
MONJune 1910:30 amThe Life & Works of John Steinbeck
Robert DeMott, PhD
Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ohio University
MONJune 191:30 pmThe Grapes of Wrath:  An In-Depth Study
Robert DeMott, PhD
Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ohio University
TUESJune 2010:30 amThe Journals of John Steinbeck
Robert DeMott, PhD
Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ohio University
TUESJune 201:30 pmJohn Steinbeck & Fishing
Robert DeMott, PhD
Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ohio University
A Peace of My Mind
WEDJune 2110:30 amUsing Stories to Explore Identity
John Noltner
Photographer, Author & “A Peace of My Mind” Founder
WEDJune 211:30 pmGoing Outside of Your Comfort Zone
John Noltner
Photographer, Author & “A Peace of My Mind” Founder
THURSJune 2210:30 amInterviewing, Writing, Editing & Honoring
John Noltner
Photographer, Author & “A Peace of My Mind” Founder
THURSJune 221:30 pmPhotography: Reflecting the Spirit of Person & Place
John Noltner
Photographer, Author & “A Peace of My Mind” Founder
 

Week 2 Schedule

Understanding Music in Context
MONJune 2610:30 amLecture title to be announced
Ross Feller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Kenyon College
MONJune 261:30 pmLecture title to be announced
Ross Feller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Kenyon College
TUESJune 2710:30 amLecture title to be announced
Ross Feller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Kenyon College
TUESJune 271:30 pmLecture title to be announced
Ross Feller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Kenyon College
Health & Wellness
WEDJune 2810:30 amIntroduction to Health Coaching: Tools for Effective Goal Setting & Success
Sarah Torok-Gerard, PhD, CHC
Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience
University of Mount Union
WEDJune 281:30 pmLecture to be announced
THURSJune 2910:30 amIntroduction to Functional Nutrition & Fitness
Sarah Torok-Gerard, PhD, CHC
Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience
University of Mount Union
THURSJune 291:30 pmLecture to be announced
 

Week 3 Schedule

Responding to Adversity
MONJuly 310:30 amJust Like Riding a Bike: Coping with Change & Dealing with Adversity
Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD
President, Rossetti Enterprises Inc.
Team Member, Universal Design Living Laboratory
MONJuly 31:30 pmDesigning & Building Sustainable Homes that Make Life Easier
Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD
President, Rossetti Enterprises Inc.
Team Member, Universal Design Living Laboratory

Lectures will not be held on Tuesday, July 4.

The Human Face
WEDJuly 510:30 amHow Well Do You Recognize Other People… and What if You Couldn’t?
Mark Roth
Freelance Writer
Former Science Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
WEDJuly 51:30 pmThe Power of Beauty & the Penalty of Looking Different
Mark Roth
Freelance Writer
Former Science Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
THURSJuly 610:30 amThe Face as the Window of our Emotions
Mark Roth
Freelance Writer
Former Science Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
THURSJuly 61:30 pmFace & Race: How We Identify People Outside Our Own Ethnic Group
Mark Roth
Freelance Writer
Former Science Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 

Week 4 Schedule

Changing Sources of Energy
MONJuly 1010:30 amOil & Gas as Energy Sources
Andrew Thomas, JD
Director, Energy Policy Center
Cleveland State University
MONJuly 101:30 pmThe Energy of Fuel Cells
Andrew Thomas, JD
Director, Energy Policy Center
Cleveland State University
TUESJuly 1110:30 amThe Power of Electricity
Matthew Brakey, JD
President
Brakey Energy
TUESJuly 111:30 pmSolar & Wind Power
Alan Frasz
President
Dovetail Solar & Wind
Lake Erie and the Great Lakes
WEDJuly 1210:30 amLecture to be announced
WEDJuly 121:30 pmLecture to be announced
THURSJuly 1310:30 amLecture to be announced
THURSJuly 131:30 pmLecture to be announced
 

Week 5 Schedule

Russia Today
MONJuly 1710:30 amThe Cold War is Over… Now What?
Michael Grossman, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies
University of Mount Union
MONJuly 171:30 pmA New Cold War? US-Russian Relations after the Ukraine Crisis
Michael Grossman, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies
University of Mount Union
TUESJuly 1810:30 amEthnic Violence in the Russian Federation
Richard Arnold, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Muskingum University
TUESJuly 181:30 pmRussia & Sporting Mega-Events: A Quest for Sporting Glory?
Richard Arnold, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Muskingum University
WEDJuly 1910:30 amLecture to be announced
WEDJuly 191:30 pmLecture to be announced
THURSJuly 2010:30 amLecture to be announced
THURSJuly 201:30 pmLecture to be announced
 

Week 6 Schedule

The Chautauqua Prize
MONJuly 2410:30 amLecture title to be announced
Phil Klay
Author of Redeployment
Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Selection and Chautauqua Prize Winner
MONJuly 241:30 pmLecture title to be announced
Phil Klay
Author of Redeployment
Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Selection and Chautauqua Prize Winner
Sports & Faith
TUESJuly 2510:30 amSports & Life
Terry Pluto
Author
Sports & Faith Columnist for The Plain Dealer
TUESJuly 251:30 pmFaith & You
Terry Pluto
Author
Sports & Faith Columnist for The Plain Dealer
Vearl Smith Historic Preservation Workshop
WEDJuly 2610:30 amDiscovering Ohio Architecture
Barbara Powers
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Inventory & Registration
Ohio Historic Preservation Office
WEDJuly 261:30 pmLecture to be announced
Documentaries
THURSJuly 2710:30 amDocumentary to be announced
THURSJuly 271:30 pmDocumentary to be announced
 

Week 7 Schedule

Medical Questions & Decisions
MONJuly 3110:30 amSpirituality & Health: What Research Shows & What It Cannot Show
Paul Hoehner, MD
Senior Clinical Associate
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
MONJuly 311:30 pmBeyond Human: The Future of Bioethics
Paul Hoehner, MD
Senior Clinical Associate
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
TUESAug 110:30 amIntroduction to Palliative Care
Annette Collier, MD & Katie Perkins, MBA
Sincera Supportive Care & Symptom Relief
TUESAug 11:30 pmThe Conversation Project
Annette Collier, MD
Sincera Supportive Care & Symptom Relief
Natural Gardens for the 21st Century

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home - Gary Snyder

WEDAug 210:30 amA Dutchman in New York: European Influences in the Development of Natural Gardens
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
WEDAug 21:30 pmThe New American Garden: Finding a Voice
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
THURSAug 310:30 amNature is Home: A New Approach to Gardening
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
THURSAug 31:30 pmThe New Ohio Garden: Making it Personal
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
 

Week 8 Schedule

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World

Focus:  Interfaith
Note special start time for morning lectures

MONAug 710 amLecture title to be announced
Bishop Ivan Abrahams
General Secretary
World Methodist Council
Johannesburg, South Africa
TUESAug 810 amLecture title to be announced
Bishop Ivan Abrahams
General Secretary
World Methodist Council
Johannesburg, South Africa
WEDAug 910 amLecture title to be announced
Bishop Ivan Abrahams
General Secretary
World Methodist Council
Johannesburg, South Africa
THURSAug 1010 amLecture title to be announced
Bishop Ivan Abrahams
General Secretary
World Methodist Council
Johannesburg, South Africa

Focus:  Peace with Justice

MONAug 71:30 pmLecture to be announced
TUESAug 81:30 pmLecture to be announced
WEDAug 91:30 pmLecture to be announced
THURSAug 101:30 pmLecture to be announced
 

Week 9 Schedule

World War I
MONAug 1410:30 amLecture to be announced
MONAug 141:30 pmLecture to be announced
TUESAug 1510:30 amLecture to be announced
TUESAug 151:30 pmLecture to be announced
WEDAug 1610:30 amLecture to be announced
WEDAug 161:30 pmLecture to be announced
THURSAug 1710:30 amLecture to be announced
THURSAug 171:30 pmLecture to be announced
 

Week 10 Schedule

Art of the World:  An Insider's View
MONAug 2110:30 amThe Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun
M.J. Albacete
Retired Executive Director
Canton Museum of Art
MONAug 211:30 pmThe Parthenon: A Voyage through History
M.J. Albacete
Retired Executive Director
Canton Museum of Art
TUESAug 2210:30 amSistine Frescoes of Michelangelo: History, Restoration & Controversy
M.J. Albacete
Retired Executive Director
Canton Museum of Art
TUESAug 221:30 pmLiberty Enlightening the World: The Story of the Statue of Liberty & Restoration
M.J. Albacete
Retired Executive Director
Canton Museum of Art
Documentary Film Festival
WEDAug 2310:30 amDocumentary to be announced
WEDAug 231:30 pmDocumentary to be announced
THURSAug 2410:30 amDocumentary to be announced
THURSAug 241:30 pmDocumentary to be announced 

Week 11 Schedule

Lakeside University
MONAug 2810:30 amLecture to be announced
MONAug 281:30 pmLecture to be announced
TUESAug 2910:30 amLecture to be announced
TUESAug 291:30 pmLecture to be announced
WEDAug 3010:30 amLecture to be announced
WEDAug 301:30 pmLecture to be announced
THURSAug 3110:30 amLecture to be announced
THURSAug 311:30 pmLecture to be announced