The Fall 2012 University Core Curriculum Speaker Series gets underway Thursday, August 23, with an appearance at USI by Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter:Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.
Orenstein will discuss the book and meet with students at 3 p.m. in the Traditions Lounge in University Center East. Orenstein is the keynote speaker at the Women’s Equality Day Luncheon to be held earlier that day.
The series continues with the University’s annual public reading of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day, Monday, September 17. The reading will begin at noon in the University Center amphitheater. If you would like to volunteer to read, call Dr. Mark Krahling, University Core Curriculum director, at 812/464-1712.
In this year’s Bonding Through Books program, student residents in the Living Learning Communities are reading a memoir of growing up in Iran: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. Iranian writer Firoozeh Dumas will present the Fall Lecture and further discuss life in that country at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, in Carter Hall in University Center West.
The University Core Curriculum Speaker Series will continue its partnership with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra by bringing the EPO's featured artists to campus this semester. More information about those events will be released at a later date.
All UCC Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Krahling at 812/464-1712.