Florida Tech’s Lifelong Scholar Society Releases Summer Schedule

Varied Topics, from Weaving to Aristophanes, Start May 15

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Lifelong Scholar Society announces a diverse, eight-part summer event series beginning May 15, featuring topics as varied as innovation, weaving, hurricane preparation and the comic playwright Aristophanes.

Lectures are open to the public and are suitable for anyone who is looking to obtain the college experience without the stress of homework and tests. Events will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays twice a month from May through August at either the Harris Community Auditorium, located next to Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, or the Florida Tech Commons, Room 244, on the corner of Babcock Street and University Boulevard.

The first lecture, “Finding Innovation in Your Talents, Strengths, and Passions,” will be held on May 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the auditorium. The presentation will be led by Bob Keimer, entrepreneur and CEO of The TGZ Group.

Subsequent lectures are: May 29, “Designing Drugs: A Rational Approach,” presented by Tristan Fielder, associate vice president for research for Florida Tech’s Federal Government Relations & Partnerships, Commons; June 12, “Weaving Old and New: An Overview and History,” presented by Kay Callaghan, expert fiber artist, auditorium; June 26, “Getting Dirty: Learning How Plants Communicate,” presented by Drew Palmer, assistant professor in Florida Tech’s Biological Sciences Department, Commons; July 10, “Hurricane Season 2014: Are You Prepared?” presented by George Maul, professor and head of Florida Tech’s Marine and Environmental Systems Department, auditorium; July 24, “Science, Technology and the American Narrative,” presented by Debbie Lelekis, assistant professor of English at Florida Tech’s School of Arts and Communication, Commons; Aug. 7, “The World’s Most Hilarious Man: Aristophanes,” presented by Chris Frongillo, assistant professor at Florida Tech’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, auditorium; Aug. 21, “Does the Indian River Lagoon Need Weightwatchers?” presented by John Windsor, professor and Program Chair, Florida Tech Marine and Environmental Systems, auditorium.

Admission to each lecture is $20 per person, or $10 for members of the Lifelong Scholar Society. The Lifelong Scholar Society is currently offering a yearly membership for $35, which in addition to reduced lecture admission also includes three member dinners.

Admission price includes a slice of pie from Joan’s Perfect Pies located in downtown Eau Gallie; refreshments will be served during the 30 minute Q-&-A segment following the lectures.

For more information, call (321) 674-8382 or email pdpregistration@fit.edu.


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