Sept. 19, 2005
Eleven Morningside College students will read from personal journals and essays and show slides from their 2005 May Term trip through the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee at the Writing on Wednesday event, slated for Sept. 28, at 12:45 p.m. in Roadman Formal Lounge, 3600 Peters Avenue. During the discussion, students will also compare their experiences with reports and images currently generated by hurricane Katrina. The free event, sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS), is open to the public.
The Southern Living Study Tour was designed to provide students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the geography, history, culture, socioeconomic qualities, and cuisine of the deep South. The trip was organized and led by Dr. Pam Mickelson, professor and chair of business and economics. Throughout the trip, students were encouraged to compare and contrast Midwest and Southern styles of living and explore travel planning and research opportunities.
Writing on Wednesdays (WOW) will meet most Wednesdays throughout the school year from 12:45 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. The program, now in its 18th 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 the Hickman Dining Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave., unless noted otherwise.
Additional presentations for upcoming WOW events include:
Oct. 5: Morningside College students will share their projects from the 2005 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Dr. Susan Burns, professor of psychology at Morningside, and several psychology students will also preview the 2006 research symposium.
Oct. 12: Dr. David Chobar, associate professor of education at Morningside, will read from and talk about the creation of his yet-unpublished children’s book “Rocky, the Crockey-dile.”
Oct. 19: Children of all ages are invited to attend this celebration of books by author Shel Silverstein. Participants are asked to bring new or gently used stuffed animals that will be donated to the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Sioux City. Roadman Formal Lounge, 3600 Peters Ave.
Oct. 26: Halloween poetry and story contest, sponsored by the office of Public Relations at Morningside College. Participants are asked to write a short story or poem that has a Morningside College connection and submit it for judging by Oct. 21. Submit short stories with 1,500 maximum word limit or poems with a maximum of 40 lines to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will receive Spoonholder Café gift certificates in the amount of $50 for first place, $30 for second place, and $20 for third place. Spoonholder Café, 1601 Morningside Ave.
Nov. 2: Morningside College students from the Academic Reading and Writing classes will read from their personal narratives. Randolph Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.
Nov. 9: “A Journey to Iowa Film Sites.” Morningside College students share writings from the 2005 May Term trip to Iowa movie locales including the Field of Dreams, bridges in Madison County, Music Man Square, Surf Ballroom, “Invasion Iowa’s” Riverside, and other locales. UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
Nov. 16: Art Moss, assistant professor of theatre at Morningside, and Dr. Marty Knepper, chair of English at Morningside, will give participants a sneak peek at the upcoming Morningside College theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” slated for Nov. 17-20 at Klinger-Neal Theatre.
Nov. 30: Michael “Tug” Buse, assistant professor of mass communication at Morningside, will read his original story “The Pirate Crew Sets Sail.”
Dec. 7: Morningside College students from Dr. Sean Meehan’s “American Literature and Culture” class will read from their memoirs.