Oct. 17, 2007
Several Morningside College students will share their experiences from a May 2007 Interim trip to Alaska during “North to Alaska” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The students will make several three-to-four minute presentations accompanied by a slide show prepared by Grant Wittstruck, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., and Alicia Runyan, a junior from Cleghorn, Iowa.
The student presenters will include Cami Cain, a junior from Omaha, Neb.; Brenda Chord, a junior from Edgemont, S.D.; Kari Hansen, a junior from Sioux City; Andrea Jenson, a senior from Pocahontas, Iowa; Billy Mallett, a junior from Salix, Iowa; Mackenzie Maschmeier, a junior from Fremont, Neb.; and Wade Schuldt, a junior from Sioux City.
The students took the May 2007 Interim class “Alaska: Land, People, and Culture” that was led by Dr. Bruce Forbes, professor of religious studies at Morningside, and the Rev. Kathy Olson, chaplain and director of church relations at Morningside.
One of the topics that will be part of the presentation is the Iditarod, the world’s longest sled dog race which has been depicted in several Hollywood films. Some of the other presentation topics will include the Alaskan oil industry, the students’ experiences during a mission day work project at a homeless shelter, and Alaskan wildlife and stories of close encounters.