Oct. 2, 2006
Recently appointed Iowa Supreme Court Judge Daryl Hecht will be the featured speaker at Morningside College on Friday, Oct. 13, at noon in Roadman Formal Lounge, 3600 Peters Ave.
The free event is part of Morningside’s Friday is Writing Day (FIWD) series of events. The public is invited.
Hecht, a Morningside alumnus, will discuss his career in law and the challenges and rewards of legal writing.
Hecht received his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Morningside in 1974 and his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1977. He received a master of laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. He practiced law in Sioux City for 22 years until his appointment as a judge for the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1999. He assumed his duties as Iowa Supreme Court justice on Sept. 30.
FIWD meets most Fridays throughout the school year from 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. The program, now in its 19th year, is designed to feature writers and their works, from journals to published pieces. Writers of all types from the campus and community read their work, followed by informal discussions of the writings. The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the college cafeteria. All events will be held in Roadman Formal Lounge, unless otherwise noted.
Additional presentations for upcoming FIWD events include:
Oct. 27: Spook-tacular Celebration: Children of all ages will enjoy a spirited tale and help support the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence with donations of new and gently used stuffed animals. The event is co-sponsored by members of the Morningside chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a freshman women’s honor society.
Nov. 3: Writing and Politicking. Dr. Greg Guelcher, associate professor of history and political science, along with members of the Morningside College Democrats, College Republicans, and the Morningside Civic Union will read various items of political prose.
Nov. 10: Surviving the Freshman Year. Members of the Morningside chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman men’s honor society, will share stories of survival.
Nov. 17: Learning and Leading. Students from Dr. Sean Meehan’s Teaching Writing: Methods and Mediation class will share writing from class and experiences from their service learning project of mentoring writers in the community. Meehan is assistant professor of English at Morningside.
Dec. 1: Personal Narratives. Students from Morningside’s Basic Writing classes will read from personal narratives.
Dec. 8: Reflections on Human Rights. Students from two of Morningside’s Passport classes will read from their essays.