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 the last forum of its two-part symposium at NIC this fall focused on popular culture. The 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.” The honors study topic is intended to bring current issues forward while encouraging members to examine how these issues affect their lives. “Creating and Marketing Youth: Youth Music and Culture in 20th Century America” will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Driftwood Bay Room of NIC's Edminster Student Union Building. The forum will include a videotape presentation by Tricia Rose, the author of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, and coeditor of Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture, which was awarded an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Rose lectures frequently on a wide range of topics relating to American cultural politics, black culture, music and gender. According to Rose, youth music and culture can contribute to important forms of social change and can foster cross-racial exchanges. At the same time, it is vulnerable to market manipulations and it acts as a partner in the perpetuation of longstanding racial inequalities. 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. 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: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004

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