Category Archives: Faculty Lecture Series

Pellissippi State presents ‘What Dance Moves?’ faculty lecture March 21

The Faculty Lecture Series at Pellissippi State Community College features a range of presentations, from history and hobbits to Shakespeare and economics. Finding uncharted territory in this eclectic group might not be easy, but Pellissippi State faculty member Maggie Jenkins … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State faculty lecture revisits Cold War

“I grew up in the last throes of the Cold War,” said David Key, who teaches history at Pellissippi State Community College. “It shaped my early worldview.” The Cold War was more than a political standoff between the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Pellissippi professor presents ‘A Hobbit’s Holiday’

Before Harry Potter, “Game of Thrones” and “The Lord of the Rings,” a timid, yet surprisingly resourceful hobbit set out on a series of adventures. Along the way, he fought trolls, spiders, orcs, and an ancient dragon, and ended up … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State faculty speaker addresses fighting heritage of East Tennesseans

Scottish and Irish immigrants poured into America in the 1700s and 1800s, many of them migrating to this region. Their impact on the culture of East Tennessee is still felt today, says Pat Riddle. Riddle is a faculty member and … Continue reading

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Faculty Lecture Series: Pellissippi State professor examines the stories we tell ourselves

You might want to adjust the story you tell yourself about who you are, says Donn King, associate professor of Liberal Arts at Pellissippi State Community College. We all tell ourselves stories about our lives, he says, and it’s not … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State musical lecture pokes fun at the economy

The country’s economic situation may be enough to make you want to cry, but those involved in the first presentation of the 2012-13 Faculty Lecture Series at Pellissippi State Community College hope you’ll laugh, or at least snicker, at “Economics: … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State’s writer-in-residence presents ‘Sexy Shakespeare II’

Lovers, wives and dalliances: William Shakespeare had so many affairs that his love life is legendary. Ed Francisco, English professor and writer-in-residence at Pellissippi State Community College, discussed the liaisons in his first “Sexy Shakespeare” lecture a few months ago … Continue reading

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Public invited to Pellissippi State’s ‘Women in Film’ lecture

In the cartoon program “The Dudley Do-Right Show,” Snidely Whiplash was always tying Nell Fenwick to the railroad tracks, keeping Do-Right busy rescuing her just in the nick of time. Nell was the perfect damsel in distress, but, of course, … Continue reading

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Is a stem cell transplant in your future? Pellissippi State professor discusses sources, applications of stem cells

“In Australia, people with blinding corneal diseases are seeing once again with the help of stem cells derived from their own eyes,” said Susan McMahon. The Pellissippi State Community College biology professor discusses the science behind stem cells, along with … Continue reading

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Pellissippi State lecture addresses role of commercialism, women in the 1920s

David Key, an assistant history professor for Pellissippi State Community College, discusses at a Feb. 1 lecture how consumerism and the rise of the “new woman” in the 1920s rocked American culture. The community is invited to the free presentation, … Continue reading

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