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May 24, 2002

GODBEY LECTURES AND TOURS TO KEEP MINDS SHARP THIS SUMMER

DALLAS (SMU) -- It is summer, but learning doesn’t stop at Southern Methodist University’s Summer 2002 Godbey Lecture Series.

“Citizenship and Identity in American History” is a four-part lecture series taught by SMU history Professor Edward Countryman, who will explore American visions of equality and the facts of our differences in a historical context between the adoption of the Constitution until the present day. The lectures begin June 6 and continue for four consecutive Thursdays. Each lecture begins at 11 a.m. with a noon luncheon at Maggiano’s in NorthPark Mall. Cost is $119 for Godbey Lecture Series members, $134 for non-members.

“Keeping Your Memory Fit” is a three-part lecture series with SMU psychology Professor Alan Brown, who will look at how memory works and what aging Americans can do to keep mentally sharp. The series will begin on Tuesday, June 11, and meets on three consecutive Tuesdays. Lectures begin at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon at Maggiano’s in NorthPark Mall. Cost is $90 for members and $105 for non-members.

“Journeys of Discovery” is a four-part series with Vicki Hill, the director of SMU’s Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center. She will discuss four books: Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, The Bee Season by Myla Goldberg and The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif. The series begins on Wednesday, July 10, and continues for four consecutive Wednesdays. Lectures begin at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon at Maggiano’s in NorthPark Mall. Cost is $120 for members and $135 for non-members.

The Godbey Lecture Series also features two tours this summer. The first tour is a visit to the Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary and Chestnut Square Historical Park in McKinney on Wednesday, June 12. Tour leader will be SMU Associate Dean Kathy Hayes, who will provide narratives during the tour of the 289-acre wildlife sanctuary in Collin County. The $70 cost includes a catered lunch at a historical home in Chestnut Square Park, followed by a guided tour of seven historic houses and buildings dating back to 1850s.

The second GLS Summer 2002 tour is a two-day trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo, Texas, led by Dale Winkler, the director of SMU’s Shuler Museum. The tour will feature Texas history and culture and admission to the musical drama, “Texas.” The trip includes a wagon ride and a home-style breakfast and a visit to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Cost per person is $450 with double occupancy, which includes airline tickets, lodging, meals, entrance fees and motorcoach.

For registration for any of the lecture series or tours, contact Paige Santini at (214) 768-2532 or go online at www.smu.edu/godbey.


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