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UW-Stevens Point at Wausau to host faculty lecture series

Metro Wire Staff

 Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau will share their knowledge and expertise as part of a new lecture series to kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

HANK Talks, named for Hank the Husky mascot, will be streamed live beginning at 7 p.m. from the stage of the James F. Veninga Theater in the UW Center for Civic Engagement on the Wausau campus. Each will include a 30-minute presentation followed by a brief, live Q and A with Ann Herda-Rapp, campus executive.

Watch the following HANK Talks at https://tinyurl.com/HankTalks:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Brett Barker, professor of history, “Why Slavery Caused the Civil War and Why That Matters Today More than Ever”
  • Tuesday, March 16 – Paul Whitaker, professor of biology, “Apple Core Lore: Origins of America’s (Second) Favorite Fruit”
  • Tuesday, April 20 – Jill Stukenberg, associate professor of English, “Slivered Words on Silver Screens: Exploring and Creating Poetry Films”

After the live event, HANK Talks will be archived on the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Lecture & Arts website. Talks will also air on the public access cable television channel.

The second series of HANK Talks is planned for the fall.

To learn more about accessing the HANK Talks, contact Kris Berge at [email protected]. To learn more about UWSP at Wausau, contact Herda-Rapp at [email protected] or 715-261-6269