Programs tagged: presentation
Dr. Linda Davis, WWU professor of management information systems, rowed for four years for the University of Nebraska. She'll share photos and talk about her experiences, many of which parallel the descriptions in "The Boys in the Boat," this year's One Read book. She'll talk about the camaraderie, the fights, the weight battles and the personalities and backgrounds of different team members.
This year's One Read book shares the story of a team of underdogs who work together to achieve Olympic greatness. Callaway County's Special Olympics athletes are also familiar with overcoming the odds. Come meet some of those local athletes and their coaches to learn about how they embody the Olympic spirit. This is also an opportunity to obtain information about volunteering for the Special Olympics.
Is all wood created equal? According to George Pocock, the visionary boat-builder at the heart of this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat," it certainly is not! Why does cedar make a good rowing shell, maple a fine chopping block and oak a tight barrel? And, what do trees have to do with road rage, hospitals and yoga? Come find out about the kinds of wood we grow here in the Show-me state, its varied uses and some of the benefits that trees provide. You'll come away with all sorts of tree trivia to tickle your mind and amaze your friends. Presented by Ann Koenig, an urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Dr. Matt Dube, assistant professor of English at WWU, will lead a discussion about how poetry's cadence relates to the rhythmical rowing of a crew team which is at the heart of this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat."
As a part of our One Read exploration of the 1930s, come immerse yourself in memorabilia from the 1930s. We'll have examples of favorite foods, clothing and toys as well as copies of front page articles from the Fulton Sun. There will also be a "Slang Wall" where you can try to match '30s slang terms to their intended meaning. Co-sponsored by the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.
Explore this year's One Read book with an interactive reader's theater presentation by education professor Dr. Betsy Tutt and some of her William Woods University students.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, associate professor and chair of social work at WWU, will discuss how sports participation gives at-risk young people opportunities to increase their self-esteem and overcome challenges at school, in their neighborhoods and within their families. This ties in with our One Read program, devoted this year to the story of the 1936 U.S. eight-man Olympic men's rowing team.
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about "The Boys in the Boat" with local experts. Dr. Robert M. Collins, professor of history at MU, will address the U.S. in the 1930s. Dr. Brad Prager, MU associate professor of German and member of the film studies program, will talk about German film from and about the 1930s. Third generation Missouri boat-builder Drew Lemberger will talk about his craft. Biographer Sharon Kinney Hanson will talk about Olympian Helen Stephens, a William Woods graduate who won gold at the 1936 Olympics, as well as Dee Beckmann and Leni Riefenstahl. Torrey Palmer, a Columbia native and two-time silver medalist in the World Rowing Championships in 1998, crewed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia and will talk about her Olympic experience.
Sharon Kinney Hanson, author of “The Life of Helen Stephens, the Fulton Flash” will talk about the amazing life and accomplishments of Helen Stephens, who grew up in Fulton, attended William Woods and won gold in the 1936 Olympics. This presentation is part of the One Read community reading program. This year's book, "The Boys in the Boat," tells the story of another group of American Olympians in 1936.
One Read author Daniel James Brown steps up to the podium to talk about “The Boys in the Boat.” His presentation at Columbia College will be broadcast live to William Woods and on the radio at KOPN 89.5FM.