Spring Lecture Series Kicks Off With Talk on Releasing and Restoring Inmates

About 98 percent of the inmates currently incarcerated in Nebraska's 10 prisons will be released and will return to our communities and neighborhoods.

Rev. Ruth Karlsson, executive director of Released and Restored, will address this topic when she delivers the annual Swan Lecture on Thursday, January 31.

Her lecture, "After Prison — Then What?" begins at 1 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall, located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

The lecture kicks off Nebraska Wesleyan University's spring lecture series.

The following is a schedule of lectures. Most lectures will also be available via webcasts. All lectures are free and open to the public.

January 31, 1 p.m.
Swan Lecture
“After Prison — Then What?”
Rev. Ruth Karlsson, Executive Director, Released and Restored
Olin B Lecture Hall

February 28, 1 p.m.
Amos Fetzer and Alice Fetzer Memorial Lecture
“The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must”
Robert Zubrin, aerospace engineer, author
Olin B Lecture Hall

March 7, 1 p.m.
Forum Lecture
“Building the Musical Muscle”
Charles Limb, otolaryngologist, neuroscientist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Olin B Lecture Hall

April 11, 1 p.m.
Lambda Pi Eta Communication Lecture
“A Creative and Sustainable Approach to Decision Making”
Stan Deetz, Professor and Director, Center for Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of Colorado-Boulder
Olin B Lecture Hall

April 23, 7 p.m.
Forum/History Department
“The Accidental Reagan Revolution: How a 1981 Strike Still Haunts American Workers and Politics”
Joseph A. McCartin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Executive Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
Olin B Lecture Hall

April 25, 3:30 p.m.
Kenneth R. Holder Lecture
“Rhetorical Powwows: Making American Indian Rhetorics”
Malea Powell, Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University
Callen Conference Center

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