NIC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter to present pop culture symposium

The North Idaho College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, will present a symposium at NIC this fall focused on popular culture. The two-part symposium is part of the chapter's exploration of this year's Phi Theta Kappa honors study topic “Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are.” In Phi Theta Kappa, the honors study topic is intended to bring current issues forward while encouraging members to examine how these issues affect their lives. The topic is utilized as the focus of various Phi Theta Kappa honors programs. The first NIC forum titled “Misunderstanding History: Shaping Modern Myth and Popular Views” will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Driftwood Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. The forum will include a videotape presentation by Robert McElvaine, professor of arts and letters and chair of the history department at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where he has taught for more than 25 years. He is the editor of three books and the author of six, including Eve's Seed: Biology, the Sexes and the Course of History, named one of the Best Books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review. NIC History Instructor Sharla Chittick and Library Circulation Supervisor Deb Vigil will lead a discussion panel following the presentation. The event is free and open to the public and will include refreshments. The second forum will be by Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz Tricia Rose from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Driftwood Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building and will focus on “Creating and Marketing Youth: Youth Music and Culture in 20th Century America.” Information: (208) 769-7807.

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NIC Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor Kathy Christie, (208) 769-3403, or chapter scholarship coordinator Kim Lee, (208) 769-7807

Posted: Monday, Oct. 25, 2004

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