The Sunday Series in the Mary Jane Stryker Theater features lectures every second and fourth Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. This year, we're mixing it up with topics ranging from rocks to Valentines, alternative energy to social issues of the past and present. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and are always FREE!
Kalamazoo's Influenza Epidemic of 1918 with Sharon Ferraro
November 26, 2017
Sharon Ferraro, Kalamazoo's Historic Preservation Coordinator, has been conducting new research that reveals how Kalamazoo fared during the national influenza epidemic of 1918. Her lecture will focus on the ways this community dealt with both the World War and high fatalities at home.
Sound Waves and Wave Properties
December 10, 2017
Michigan State University Science Theatre, a nationally acclaimed student-run organization developed by students from a number of disciplines, performs demonstrations and lectures for K-12 students and public groups. Science Theatre performances demonstrate basic scientific concepts and inspire audience members to develop an appreciation for science in everyday life.
Inscribed Lineage, a Talk by Dr. Michelle Johnson
January 14, 2018
Dr. Michelle Johnson explores the New England origins of North America’s uncomfortable histories that sought, and sometimes succeeded in, circumscribing people of color, women, laborers, and land. In her lecture Inscribed Lineage, Dr. Johnson explores American genealogies and traces her interconnected histories in Michigan, as well as locations in the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern US and Ontario, Canada. Through lenses of space, place, and liberatory scholarship, Johnson follows lines of her family and finds instructive lessons in American Studies that reposition critical social issues from 1617 to the present.