Join Gail Humphries Mardirosian, dean of Stephens College's School of Performing Arts; Kate Gray, assistant professor of graphic design; and Leslie Wiley, dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and director of the Stephens College Children's School, as they discuss art and society in relation to "Station Eleven." The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Suzan Harkness, vice president for academic affairs. Come early to enjoy artwork from the exhibit "Dual Ties" by Kate Gray; the gallery will be open starting at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a reception begins in the ballroom with wine, hors d'oeuvres and music by Tom Andes on piano, as well as art displays from Kate Gray and students from Stephens College Children's School. The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m.
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about "Station Eleven" with local experts. The GreenHouse Theatre Project's Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri will talk about traveling theater and Shakespeare. Dr. Andrew Hoberek, associate professor of English at MU, will discuss the graphic novel in the book. Dr. Susan Even, executive director of MU's Student Health Center, will talk about pandemics and their prevention. And Dr. LuAnne Roth, assistant teaching professor of English at MU, will talk about post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.