Events

Alumni Weekend

June 9-12

"Dian Fossey, Passionate Mountain Gorilla Researcher and Defender: The Darker Side of Wildlife Conservation" (MUH)

June 14; 2 - 3 pm

Ohio Chautauqua-Hamilton and Dianne Moran present this free public lecture. Dian Fossey reached a scientific epiphany no other researcher had attained—the trust of the gorilla families she studied, furthering scientific knowledge of gorillas and humankind's evolutionary origins …

Chuck Chalberg as Theodore Roosevelt (MUH)

June 14; 7:30 - 9 pm

John Charles Chalberg's Teddy Roosevelt introduces us to this "force of nature" who believed in both preserving wilderness and making use of its natural resources …

"Does a Clone Have a Soul? – or – Grappling with the Monster" (MUH)

June 15; 2 - 3 pm

Ohio Chautauqua-Hamilton and Susan Marie Frontczak present this free public lecture. Mary Shelley's science fiction description of Frankenstein manipulating our natural world is nearly reality today. Consider: cloning, genetic engineering, and extension of life or capability through artificial means …

Dianne Moran as Dian Fossey (MUH)

June 15; 7:30 - 9 pm

Dianne Moran's dramatic depiction of Fossey uncovers a life of passion and trust that challenged the accepted role of the scientist in the world of primates in the wild …

"Living in the Natural World" (MUH)

June 16; 2 - 3 pm

Ohio Chautauqua-Hamilton and Dan Cutler present this free public lecture. An audience-friendly examination of tools and necessary lifestyles of pre-Columbian hunter-gatherers and the first complications thereof; population density resulting from the development of agriculture so that water supplies, fuel, drainage, game and trade with other population centers began to change the impact on the environment before contact …

Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie (MUH)

June 16; 7:30 - 9 pm

Susan Marie Frontczak brings Madame Curie to life to share how this tenacious and brilliant scientist strove to understand the invisible force of nature we call radioactivity …

"What Almost Stopped Marie Curie" (MUH)

June 17; 2 - 3 pm

Ohio Chautauqua-Hamilton and Susan Marie Frontczak present this free public lecture. How real were the apparent obstacles blocking Marie Curie's path to the laboratory? Find out the political, medical, and romantic backstories of hardships that could easily have kept Marie Sklodowska's (Marie Curie's) name in obscurity …

Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk (MUH)

June 17; 7:30 - 9 pm

Dan Cutler's portrayal of Cornstalk reveals how Native American practices regarding the natural world changed in the face of European colonization …

"Roosevelt as a Progressive" (MUH)

June 18; 2 - 3 pm

Ohio Chautauqua-Hamilton and Chuck Chalberg present this free public lecture. The focus of this talk will be on what the progressive movement was all about, as well as Roosevelt's place/role in that movement. There will be special emphasis on the conservation movement and just how it fit into the larger progressive movement …

Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley (MUH)

June 18; 7:30 - 9 pm

Susan Marie Frontczak's presentation will illuminate Shelley's relationship with the natural world, which for her variously represented healing, romance, adventure, inspiration, adventure, terror, and solace …

"The Battle of Fallen Timbers - The Archaeology of A National Park" (MUM)

June 22; 6 - 8 pm

Dr. Mike Pratt, Regional Campus Dean will present information on his archaeological work and its role in park development. The Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794) was the culmination of a decades long struggle for control of the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes region …

"Agriculture in the 1800s, Butler County Style" (MUH)

June 24; 12 - 1 pm

Did you know that Butler County in the 1800s was the top producing county in Ohio for barley and broom corn? What breed of swine was developed here? Why is Butler County important to beekeepers? Come explore the rich, agricultural history of Butler County with Kathy Creighton …