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
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David Erdman will present “Saving Old Charlotte in Pictures and Reality.”
David Erdman, attended Duke University and was the first graduate of Duke’s Biomedical Engineering program. He is now a member of the Board of Visitors for the Duke Engineering School. He went to Georgetown University Law School where he was elected National President of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. In 1973 he worked on the staff of the U.S. Senate “Watergate” investigation. David recently completed six years as a member of the Historic Landmarks Commission of Mecklenburg County. He is a frequent lecturer, having delivered over 200 presentations about the History, Geography and Future of Charlotte.
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 email@example.com TIME: 10 a.m. COST: Free admission