Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 9, 2016
Dr. Luther Wade, a Southeastern Louisiana University professor emeritus, will present “WHY Was Bonnie Prince Charlie?”
For 17 years, Dr. Wade was the producer and host of Viva Voce, a weekly radio program on WDAV, Classical 89.9 FM. Dr. Wade earned four degrees, including a doctorate from Louisiana State University. He completed additional graduate work at the University of Minnesota as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He has also taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has contributed to Opera News magazine.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 16, 2016
Amy Burkett, WTVI PBS Charlotte’s general manager, will present a program titled “Rebuilding a Community Treasure.”
Burkett was executive vice president and station manager of WLVT-TV PBS 39 in Bethlehem, Pa., prior to coming to Charlotte's public television station in late May 2013. She had joined PBS in 1999 to create and host its weekly news magazine show, "Tempo." During her tenure, Burkett and her team earned four national public television awards, eight Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, 28 regional Emmy nominations, and six Emmys.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 23, 2016
Mayor Jennifer Robertswill give an “Update on Charlotte.”
She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1978 and was selected as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning a degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, Roberts earned two masters degrees in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Toronto. She worked as a diplomat for four years with the U. S. Department of State, serving in the Dominican Republic as a consular officer and then as a political officer on the Mexico Desk before returning to Charlotte. During her years in Charlotte, Roberts has been Director of the Mayor’s International Cabinet, a lending officer in International Corporate Banking at First Union, and executive director of the Charlotte World Affairs Council. Roberts has served on numerous boards and advisory groups in the region. She is a recipient of the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead award.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, September 30, 2016
Brenda Tindal, staff historian for the Levine Museum of the New South, will present "What Our Common Past Had Done To Us: Wives and Widows of the Civil Rights Movement. ”
A Charlotte native and graduate of UNC-Charlotte, Tindal received her M.A. in American Studies at Emory University in 2005. She continues work towards a doctorate in History and Culture within the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory. Tindal was a lecturer in the Department of History and Honors College at UNCC before beginning her new position at the Levine Museum Sept. 1, 2015.
Upcoming Field Trips
Field Trip To Discovery Place Education Center Sept. 29
As a follow –up to the February lecture by Dr. Robert Corbin, vice president, Learning Experience at Discovery Place, field trip chairman John Ferguson has arranged a visit to tour the center on Sept. 29. WHAT: Visit to the Discovery Place Education Center to learn about its mission and see a demonstration of a 3D Printer. The center is at 300 N. Popular St. Parking is at the Discovery Place parking deck next to the center. Validation for parking available. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 29. Sign up at one of the Senior Scholars meetings in September or contact John Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org TIME: 10 a.m. COST: Free admission