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Event Title:  Principia College Speakers Series 2010-2011
Date:   Sep 25, 2010 - May 5, 2011
Time:   8:00PM CT
Description:   What would you say about a speaker series that has included Barack Obama, Colin Powell, George Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, David McCullough, Elie Wiesel, Robert Duvall, Val Kilmer, Coretta Scott King, and Margaret Thatcher, just to name a few? And Principia College students didn’t just get to hear these people speak from a distance. With most speakers, there are opportunities to interact. Robert Duvall taught an acting class when he was here, and Barack Obama met with a group of students the night he spoke on campus. You never know who’s going to stop by.

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Herman Boone
Remember the Titans Coach
8:00 p.m., January 13, 2011
Cox Auditorium
Herman Boone is the coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the popular film Remember the Titans (2000). The movie takes place in the city of Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971, when the city integrated its school system and appointed Boone, an African-Native American, as the first head football coach at T. C. Williams High School over a white coach with several years of seniority. Remarkably, Boone was able to unify a diverse coaching staff, an unfocused team, and a city divided by prejudice and hate to produce one of the most powerful football programs in Virginia’s history. His team won the 1971 Virginia State Championship. According to then-President Richard Nixon, “the team saved the city of Alexandria.” Boone's talk is part of the Diversity Speaker Series. Call 618-374-5161 for discounted pricing for teams.
$ 20.00
Monitor Night Live
A Panel of Christian Science Monitor Journalists
8:00 p.m., January 28, 2011
Cox Auditorium
Christian Science Monitor Editor John Yemma moderates a panel of senior Monitor correspondents in a rousing discussion of breaking news. Using digital telecommunications technology, some panel members will appear and be heard on the big screen. Others will be present on-stage. Following opening remarks, the panelists will respond to questions from the audience.
$ 20.00
Dr. Laurance Doyle
Principal investigator at the SETI Institute
8:00 p.m., April 22, 2011
Cox Auditorium
The Annenberg Visiting Scholar Program presents astrophysicist Dr. Laurance Doyle, who received his PhD from the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. In his first job at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he analyzed images of Jupiter and Saturn sent from the spacecraft Voyager. Since 1987, he has been a principal investigator at the SETI Institute, detecting and studying extrasolar planets. In addition, Doyle is currently comparing dolphin whistles with baby babble in an attempt to predict extraterrestrial communications. In May 2005 he appeared on a National Geographic Channel special titled Extraterrestrial. A Christian Scientist, Doyle brings a metaphysical perspective to his exploration of the universe.
$ 20.00
Colin Beavan
The No Impact Man
7:30 p.m., May 5, 2011
Wanamaker Hall
The Speakers Committee and the Principia Energy Coalition, a student club for environmental activists, sponsor this talk by Colin Beavan (Bev’-en), a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. Beavan based his recent book, The No Impact Man, on a grand experiment to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The experience proves trying for his family who are accustomed to their comforts. Beavan will sign copies of his book and the accompanying documentary DVD on-stage following the talk. Both the books and DVDs will be sold on site.
$ 10.00
Speakers Series Package for all Ticketed Events in 2010-2011
Save $20 when you purchase the Speakers Series Package for all talks hosted by Principia College in the 2010-2011 academic year.
$ 80.00
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