Spring 2015 Lecture Series

Honors Lecture Series
Spring 2015

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

Spring 2015 Lecture Series
DATE
SPEAKER         
LECTURE TITLE
January 26           

Philip Phillips
Associate Dean, University Honors College/English

Introduction to the Series
February 2 Kevin Smith
Sociology and Anthropology
Gifts from The People: The Cultural Legacy of Native America
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February 9

Drew Sieg
Biology

From Ethnobotany to Natural Products Chemistry: Using Native American Folklore as a Source for New Medicines
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February 16 Tom Strawman
English
Beyond the Human/Non-Human Binary: Cultivating Ecological Imagination in Louise Erdrich's The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (Honors Open House)
CANCELLED BY ICE STORM
February 23 Lauren Rudd
Human Sciences
Traditional Native American Dress and Clothing
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March 2 Sara Bell
(Special Guest)
Pine Ridge Reservation: The Good, the Bad, and Beautiful
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March 9 SPRING BREAK
NO CLASSES
 
March 16 Laura Clippard
Honors College Advisor
Applying for Fellowships and Scholarships
VIDEO NOT AVAILABLE
March 23 Paul Ironcloud
(Special Guest)
Lakota Housing at Pine Ridge: Trail of Hope
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RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
March 30 Brad Bartel
University Provost
Fort Lewis: Military Post, Native American Boarding School, and Liberal Arts College
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April 6 James "Bo" Taylor
(Distinguished Visiting Lecturer)

Cherokee History, Language, and Culture from a Native Perspective
NO VIDEO AVAILABLE

April 6
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
James "Bo" Taylor Special Presentation of Storytelling, Music, and Dance by James "Bo" Taylor
NO VIDEO AVAILABLE
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Both April 6 events will be presented with support from the MTSU Distinguished Lecture Committee
April 13 Krystal S. Tsosie
Vanderbilt University
The Controversial Nature of Genetics Research in Native American Communities
NO VIDEO AVAILABLE
April 20   RESCHEDULED FROM 2/16/2015
Beyond the Human/Non-Human Binary: Cultivating Ecological Imagination in Louise Erdrich's The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
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April 27 Honors Students
TBA
Thesis Presentations
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