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McNeese Fall SAGE Series Set

McNeese Fall SAGE Series Set

"Louisiana's Roots" is the theme of this fall's Senior Adult Group Encounter program at McNeese State University.
    
SAGE offers a series of topics for area adults age 50 and over on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the SEED Center. Cost is $55 for all six lectures.
    
The first lecture is in Room 103 of Hardtner Hall and the remaining lectures will move to the Willis Noland Conference Room on the second floor of the SEED (Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development) Center across from the main McNeese campus.
    
The SAGE lecture series schedule is as follows:

•    Sept. 16 - The Strange History of the American Quadroon - Dr. Emily Clark, Clement Chambers Benenson Professor of American Colonial History and associate professor of history at Tulane University.Guest Speaker
•    Sept. 30 - The U.S.'s First African-American Governor: P.B.S. Pinchback - Dr. Michael Smith, assistant professor of history at McNeese.
•    Oct. 14 - The Creole Soul of "American Routes": South Louisiana Music and Culture - Nick Spitzer (Right), folklorist and producer and host of the public radio program, "American Routes," and professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University
•    Oct. 28 - The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans - Dr. Lawrence N. Powell, professor emeritus and the retired James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization at Tulane University.
•    Nov. 4 - John James Audubon - Storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis, an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist from Illinois.
•    Nov. 25 - Nightlife in Southwest Louisiana - Jim Beam, political columnist and retired editor for the Lake Charles American Press.

For more information or to register, call McNeese Leisure Learning at 337-475-5127 or go to www.mcneese.edu/leisure. Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.