The theme for this year's annual Visions & Ventures Symposium is "Filters & Lenses: The Production, Dissemination and Reception of Information."
Author and foreign correspondent Chris Hedges will kick off the symposium with a lecture titled, "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle."
Featured speakers at this year's Visions & Ventures will explore how an abundance of information doesn't necessarily mean we're getting the truth. Other speakers include journalist Ken Auletta, law professor Patricia Williams and artist David Bunn.
Classes will dismiss at 6 p.m. Wednesday and classes will not be held on Thursday to allow students, faculty and staff the opportunity to attend this symposium.
This free symposium will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium.
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