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​Themes for the 2015 Chautauqua Lecture Series are listed 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 22-25)

World War II (June 22-25)
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, many facets of this conflict will be examined. Presenters include Thomas Mach, PhD, Professor of History at Cedarville University.

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Week 2 (June 29-July 2)

Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes (June 28)
Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, and Guy Denny, former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will speak on the vision, construction and upkeep of the Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Gardens.

Gardening as Landscape Painting: Toward a New Naturalism (June 29-30)
Award-winning English garden designer, Amanda Patton, will discuss the creation of naturalistic planting schemes from both environmental and aesthetic perspectives.

A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio (July 1-2)
Environmental photographer, writer and naturalist, Ian Adams, will lecture on the beauty of Ohio’s natural, rural, historical and garden areas, as well as his work with Ohio dragonflies, damselflies and mushrooms.

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Week 3 (July 6-9)

C.S. Lewis (July 6-9) 
This combined Faith for Living Hour and morning education lecture series features Preacher of the Week, the Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, speaking on the life and works of C.S. Lewis (note special Faith for Living Hour/morning lecture time: 10-11:30 a.m.).

Health & Medicine (July 6-9)
This week's afternoon lecture theme will focus on Health & Medicine.Topics include immunizations and the safe uses and risks of prescription pain medications.  

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Week 4 (July 13-16)

Higher Education in Ohio (July 13-16)
A focus on the current state of and future possibilities relating to higher education in Ohio, with leaders from multiple higher education institutions sharing their expertise and insight.

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Week 5 (July 20-23)

The World Economy (July 20-21)
Explore how the U.S. and countries around the world have an impact on the global economy. 

False Justice: Revisited (July 22-23)
Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro and his wife, Nancy, return to discuss the progress made on the issue of wrongful conviction and the revised edition of their book, False Justice:  Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent.

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Week 6 (July 27-31)

The Women’s Suffrage Movement (July 27-28)
Cindy Wilkey, PhD, Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, recounts the influential individuals and events impacting this time period in U.S. history.

Why Does Theology Matter? (July 29-30)
The Rev. Dr. Julian Davies, Pastor of University Church in Toledo, Ohio, explores how theology shapes everyday life, is embodied in the work of the church, and helps individuals to align hearts and minds in order to love both God and neighbor.

Annual Vearl Smith Memorial Historic Preservation Workshop (July 31)
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 7 (Aug. 3-6)

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World (August 3-6)
A combined Faith for Living Hour and morning education lecture series features Preacher of the Week, the Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, speaking on Christian Existence in a Secular Nation (note special Faith for Living Hour/morning lecture time: 10-11:30 a.m.). This week's afternoon lecture theme will focus on Peace with Justice.

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Week 8 (Aug. 10-13)

The Armchair Traveler: International Art (August 10-11)
Carolyn Putney, Toledo Museum of Art Chief Curator, and Richard Putney, PhD, University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art History, will explore the art of Egypt, India and Italy.

Lake Erie: Past & Present (August 12-13)
A focus on historical events and current topics surrounding Lake Erie. Its importance, both past and present, will also be presented. 

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Week 9 (Aug. 17-21)

Civil War Week (August 17-21)
Lectures and educational programs focused on the American Civil War, with lectures by Civil War historians, including Dennis Frye, Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Park, and Dana Shoaf, Editor of Civil War Times.

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Week 10 (Aug. 24-27)

Lakeside University (August 24-27)
This Chautauqua Lecture Series theme showcases 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 11 (Aug. 31-Sept. 3)

Special Workshops (August 31-September 3)
Experiential education opportunities will be the highlight of this week, with instructors teaching interactive, hands-on classes.

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Week 1 Schedule

World War II
MonJune 2210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The Causes of World War II
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
MonJune 221:30-3 p.m.The War our Soldiers Fought from D-Day to Berlin
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
TuesJune 2310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
The Homefront in World War II
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
TuesJune 231:30-3 p.m.The Pacific Theater
Thomas Mach, PhD
Professor of History
Cedarville College
WedJune 2410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Life Aboard a Navy Destroyer - A World War II Experience
Richard Roumfort
Petty Officer, 2nd Class - U.S. Navy
World War II
WedJune 241:30-3 p.m.The Starving Dutch - A World War II Experience
Robert Penovich
1st Lieutenant, 8th Air Force
World War II
ThursJune 2510:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
From Toccoa to Bavaria: A World War II Experience
Jim "Pee Wee" Martin - A Toccoa Original
G Company / 506th PIR / 101st Airborne Division
World War II
ThursJune 251:30-3 p.m.The Dennison Train Depot in World War II
Mick Donato
Dennison Train Depot Historian
 

Week 2 Schedule

Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes
SunJune 282 p.m.Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes
Hope Taft, Former First Lady of Ohio
Guy Denny, Former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Gardening as Landscape Painting: Toward a New Naturalism
MonJune 2910:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Gardening as Landscape Painting:  Principles of Art
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
MonJune 291:30-3 p.m.Gardening as Landscape Painting:  Elements of Art
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
TuesJune 3010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Gardening as Landscape Painting:  The Blank Canvas
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
TuesJune 301:30-3 p.m.Gardening as Landscape Painting:  The Palette
Amanda Patton
English Garden Designer
A Photographer's Guide to Ohio
WedJuly 110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio – Volume I
Ian Adams
Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist
WedJuly 11:30-3 p.m.A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio – Volume II
Ian Adams
Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist
ThursJuly 210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Ian Adams
Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist
ThursJuly 31:30-3 p.m.Mushrooms
Ian Adams
Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist
 

Week 3 Schedule

C.S. Lewis (combined Faith for Living Hour/morning education lecture begins at 10 a.m.)
MonJuly 610 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root
C.S. Lewis Scholar & Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
Wheaton College
TuesJuly 710 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root
C.S. Lewis Scholar & Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
Wheaton College
WedJuly 810 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root
C.S. Lewis Scholar & Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
Wheaton College
ThursJuly 910 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root
C.S. Lewis Scholar & Billy Graham Center for Evangelism
Wheaton College
Health & Medicine (afternoon lecture series)
MonJuly 61:30-3 p.m.Laugh Your Way to Less Stress, Less Pain & Better Health  (or maybe not)
Hank Cetola, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Adrian College
TuesJuly 71:30-3 p.m.From Trauma to Triumph:  A Stroke Survivor's Story
Jackie Mayer
Miss America 1963/Stroke Survivor 1970
WedJuly 81:30-3 p.m.Pain Medication Risk & Safe Use
Laura Perry, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
The University of Findlay
ThursJuly 91:30-3 p.m.Immunizations: Past, present & what you should know to protect your future
Erin Thompson, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Findlay
 

Week 4 Schedule

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
MonJuly 138:15 p.m.Our Kids:  The American Dream in Crisis
Robert D. Putnam, PhD
Peter & Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Please note: book signing to follow lecture
Higher Education in Ohio
MonJuly 1310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
MonJuly 131:30-3 p.m.TBA
TuesJuly 1410:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
TuesJuly 141:30-3 p.m.TBA
WedJuly 1510:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
WedJuly 151:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursJuly 1610:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
ThursJuly 161:30-3 p.m.TBA
 

Week 5 Schedule

The World Economy
MonJuly 2010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
U.S. Prosperity & the Global Economy
Raymond Ahearn
Analyst & Research Manager (retired)
Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress
MonJuly 201:30-3 p.m.U.S. Trade Agreements & the Challenge of Shaping Globalization
Raymond Ahearn
Analyst & Research Manager (retired)
Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress
TuesJuly 2110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Francis Schortgen, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies
University of Mount Union
TuesJuly 211:30-3 p.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
Francis Schortgen, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies
University of Mount Union
False Justice: Revisited
WedJuly 2210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Convicting the Innocent: Are We Making Progress in Correcting & Preventing Miscarriages?
Jim & Nancy Petro
Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent
WedJuly 221:30-3 p.m.Reforming Criminal Justice: Beyond Procedural Reforms, What Systemic Issues Challenge Fair & Equal Justice?
Jim & Nancy Petro
Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent
WedJuly 2210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
CNN’s Death Row Stories: The John Thompson Case (documentary)
Please note: Question & Answer Session after documentary, led by Jim & Nancy Petro, Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent
WedJuly 221:30-3 p.m.An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story  (documentary)
Please note: Question & Answer Session after documentary, led by Jim & Nancy Petro, Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent
 

Week 6 Schedule

The Women's Suffrage Movement
MonJuly 2710:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Cindy Wilkey, PhD
Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia - Wise
MonJuly 271:30 p.m.-
3 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Cindy Wilkey, PhD
Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia - Wise
TuesJuly 2810:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Cindy Wilkey, PhD
Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia - Wise
TuesJuly 281:30 p.m.-
3 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Cindy Wilkey, PhD
Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia - Wise
Why Does Theology Matter?
WedJuly 2910:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Julian Davies
Founding Pastor
The University Church Toledo
WedJuly 291:30 p.m.-
3 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Julian Davies
Founding Pastor
The University Church Toledo
ThursJuly 3010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Julian Davies
Founding Pastor
The University Church Toledo
ThursJuly 301:30 p.m.-
3 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Julian Davies
Founding Pastor
The University Church Toledo
Annual Vearl Smith Memorial Historic Preservation Workshop
FriJuly 3110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
David R. Mertz
Program Coordinator, Building Preservation/Restoration Technology
Belmont College
FriJuly 311:30-3 p.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
David R. Mertz
Program Coordinator, Building Preservation/Restoration Technology
Belmont College
 

Week 7 Schedule

Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World (combined Faith for Living Hour/morning education lecture begins at 10 a.m
MonAug. 310 -11:30 a.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev
Professor of Evangelism & President
United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia
TuesAug. 410-11:30 a.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev
Professor of Evangelism & President
United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia
WedAug. 510-11:30 a.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev
Professor of Evangelism & President
United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia
ThursAug. 610-11:30 a.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev
Professor of Evangelism & President
United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia
Focus: Peace with Justice (afternoon lecture series)
MonAug. 31:30-3 p.m.Medical Missions to China
William J. Burke, DO, FACOFP
Dean
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at  (Ohio)
TuesAug. 41:30-3 p.m.Christianity in Pakistan
Victoria Ashley
U.S. Department of State
WedAug. 51:30-3 p.m.Apostles of Peace: Thomas Merton & Pope St. John XXIII (Part I)
Rev. Thomas Snyder
Adjunct Faculty Member
Ashland Theological Seminary
ThursAug. 61:30-3 p.m.Apostles of Peace: Thomas Merton & Pope St. John XXIII (Part II)
Rev. Thomas Snyder
Adjunct Faculty Member
Ashland Theological Seminary
 

Week 8 Schedule

The Armchair Traveler: International Art
MonAug. 1010:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Carolyn Putney, Toledo Museum of Art Chief Curator
Richard Putney, PhD, University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art History
MonAug. 101:30-3 p.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
Carolyn Putney, Toledo Museum of Art Chief Curator
Richard Putney, PhD, University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art History
TuesAug. 1110:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Specific lecture title to be announced
Carolyn Putney, Toledo Museum of Art Chief Curator
Richard Putney, PhD, University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art History
TuesAug. 111:30-3 p.m.Specific lecture title to be announced
Carolyn Putney, Toledo Museum of Art Chief Curator
Richard Putney, PhD, University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art History
Lake Erie
WedAug. 1210:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
Life Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker
Edward Morris
Public Information Officer
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
WedAug. 121:30-3 p.m.The Ohio Coastal Management Program:  An Introduction
Brenda Culler
Public Information Officer; Internet & Education Coordinator; Coastal Resources Advisory Council Coordinator
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
ThursAug. 1310:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.
TBA
ThursAug. 131:30-3 p.m.TBA
 

Week 9 Schedule

Civil War Week
MonAug. 1710:30 a.m. -12 p.m.Pumpkin Slingers & Percussion Caps: Why was the Civil War so Deadly?
Dana Shoaf
Editor
Civil War Times
MonAug. 171:30-3 p.m.Black & White in a Colored World: The Challenge of Selecting Covers for Civil War Times
Dana Shoaf
Editor
Civil War Times
MonAug. 173:30 - 5 p.m.Dialogue & Discussion:  An Overview of President Lincoln's Assassination
Carol Zeh
Civil War Historian
TuesAug. 1810:30 a.m.-12 p.m.John Brown: The Flame that Sparked the Civil War
Dennis Frye
Chief Historian
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
TuesAug. 181:30-3 p.m.Odyssey of a Field Officer: John Nevin of the 93rd Pennsylvania
Dana Shoaf
Editor
Civil War Times
TuesAug. 183:30 - 5 p.m.Dialogue & Discussion:  Was Lincoln's Assassination Inevitable?
Carol Zeh
Civil War Historian
WedAug. 1910:30 a.m. -12 p.m.September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril
Dennis Frye
Chief Historian
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
WedAug. 191:30-3 p.m.Antietam: America's Bloodiest Day
Dennis Frye
Chief Historian
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
WedAug. 193:30 - 5 p.m.Dialogue & Discussion:  Did John Wilkes Booth Act Alone?
Carol Zeh
Civil War Historian
ThursAug. 2010:30 a.m. -12 p.m.A "Slow" Civil War:  Ohio's Major General Charles Griffin & the Pursuit of Freedmen's Rights in Texas
Dale Knobel, PhD
President Emeritus
Dennison University
ThursAug. 201:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursAug. 203:30 - 5 p.m.Dialogue & Discussion:  The Prosecution of Those Involved in the Assassination of President Lincoln
Carol Zeh
Civil War Historian
FriAug. 2110:30 a.m. -12 p.m.R.B. Hayes, Religion & the Civil War
Christie Weininger
Executive Director
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center
FriAug. 211:30-3 p.m.TBA
 

Week 10 Schedule

Lakeside University
MonAug. 2410:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TBA
MonAug. 241:30-3 p.m.TBA
TuesAug. 2510:30 a.m.-12 p.m.TBA
TuesAug. 251:30-3 p.m.TBA
WedAug. 2610:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TBA
WedAug. 261:30-3 p.m.TBA
ThursAug. 2710:30 a.m. -12 p.m.TBA
ThursAug. 271:30-3 p.m.TBA
 

Week 11 Schedule

Special Workshops
MonAug. 31TBATBA
TuesSept. 1TBATBA
WedSept. 2TBATBA
ThursSept. 3TBATBA