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January 8, 1999

Elizabeth Dole headlines spring lectures series

by Anne Dolan

Women as leaders, ethics in agriculture and "real" science in films are some of the topics speakers will address in the spring semester lectures lineup.

Elizabeth Dole, who resigned this week as president of the American Red Cross, will give a public lecture Friday afternoon, Feb. 19, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Dole, a former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Labor, is the Carrie Chapman Catt Center's Mary Louise Smith Scholar this year. Her talk will address women and leadership.

The Institute on National Affairs, Feb. 1-5 in the Memorial Union, will look at creating reality in American films. Among the scheduled speakers are film critic Molly Haskell; Carolyn Porco, planetary sciences professor at the University of Arizona and an adviser on the movie Contact; film director John Waters (Polyester, Hairspray, Serial Mom); film production specialist Carmen Weets; and Chris Brock, an attorney who specializes in entertainment industry issues.

Rural sociologist Bernard Evans will speak Monday evening, Jan. 25, on changes in U.S. agriculture and whether they leave room for ethics. Evans holds the Virgil Michel Ecumenical Chair in Rural Social Ministries at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. He will speak in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

Jaime Vidal, the first holder of Iowa State's Msgr. James Supple Chair of Catholic Studies, will speak next month on images of St. Francis through the ages. His talk begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Vidal wrote an annotated translation of the miracles of St. Francis for a volume on documents of the saint.

The annual American Indian Symposium will be held the weekend of April 2-4. Author (Indian Killer, Reservation Blues) and film producer Sherman Alexie's keynote address is titled "Killing Indians: Myths, Lies and Exaggerations."

Also this spring, James Levine, founder and director of The Fatherhood Project, New York City, will speak on new strategies for balancing work and family. His talk begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Levine also is a consultant to Corporate Family Solutions, a leading provider of workplace-based child care.

Health services consultant and author Larry Chapman will speak Tuesday, March 9, on designing a cost-effective employee wellness program. His talk begins at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

And author Peter Bruchard, who wrote Carver: A Great Soul and is working on a George Washington Carver biography, will speak at the Veishea opening ceremony Friday, April 16. His presentation will include a short film that contains an audio recording of Carver.

Lecture Program events are in the ISU calendar, available online from the ISU Web site and in each issue of Inside Iowa State.

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