Lorenzo Sandoval, a visiting fellow at Morningside College, will give a lecture on “Growing Up Latino in Iowa” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the UPS Auditorium of Lincoln Center on the Morningside campus.
Lorenzo Sandoval, a visiting fellow at Morningside College, will give a lecture on “Growing Up Latino in Iowa” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the UPS Auditorium of Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave., on the Morningside campus.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
Sandoval is a playwright, stage and film actor, college professor and community leader from Des Moines, Iowa. He has served many statewide agencies dedicated to human rights, arts and humanities, and supporting Latino citizens. He won the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and has been honored by the League of United Latin American Citizens as Man of the Year.
Sandoval has a Master of Fine Arts in playwriting from the University of Iowa. He has written over 30 plays and acted in or directed many plays and films. He also hosted the “Insight Iowa” program on Iowa Public Television. He is artistic director of the Iowa Shakespeare Experience in Des Moines, and he teaches college courses in the Des Moines area.
A Morningside alumnus, Sandoval is in residence on campus at Morningside College as part of the Dimmitt Fellows program. He is staying in the visiting faculty apartment in Dimmitt Hall. During the spring semester, Sandoval will teach classes, deliver guest lectures, direct performances of plays he has written and engage with the campus and Siouxland community.
His fellowship is made possible by Morningside College, the Gilchrist Foundation, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.