Fall 2023 Schedule

September 11, 2023
1:00 Charleston Mayoral Candidates Forum
Nina Sossamon Pogue, Moderator
 2:30 Mayoral Forum Continued – Refreshments                                              

September 18
 1:00 Emerging Issues in Urban Horticulture
Chris Burtt, Urb. Hort. Ext. Agt., Clemson
2:30 Educating Artisans
Lt. Gen. Colby Broadwater, President, American College of the Bldg. Arts

September 25 Yom Kippur – No CCR

October 2
1:00 MUSC National Crime Victim Research and Treatment Center (NCVRTC)
Beth Thomas, Jamison Bottomley,
Dept. Psych. & Behav. Sciences, MUSC
2:30 Preview Fall C.A.L.L. Classes
Diana Barth

October 9
1:00 Are Old Cats Equally Curious?            
Cindi May, Prof. Psych., CofC
2:30 Learning Love on Selfsame Land
Tamara Butler, Exec. Dir.,
Avery Research Center, CofC

October 16
1:00 What Makes a Great Musician?
Wojciech Milewski,
Music Dir., Summerville Symphony
2:30 An Unclassified Secret
              Jan Goldman, Prof. Intel/Sec. Stu., The Citadel                       

October 23
1:00 Misperceptions of the Female Veteran
Brooke Jackson Kahn, PA-C, 1LT Army Reserves
2:30 Immigration Policy & Asylum Seekers
Will McCorkle, Prof. Ed. Foundations &
Social Issues, CofC

October 30
1:00 Almost Thirty Years at the Helm      
Keith Summey, Mayor, North Charleston
2:30 The Decline of Reading in the Digital Age 
Solomon Stevens, Educator, P&C Columnist

November 6
1:00 Truth About the First Thanksgiving     
Christophe Boucher, Prof. Native Am. Hist., CofC
2:30 Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Gordon Rhea, historian, author

November 13
1:00 My Love of Libraries Drove Me to Murder…Mysteries
Dorothy St. James, author
2:30 Talking Travel & More with Seldon Ink
Cele, Lynn Seldon, Trav. Journalists, authors

November 20 Thanksgiving – No CCR

November 27
1:00 Poe Places
Scott Peeples, Prof. Eng. CofC      
2:30 Permanently Protecting Land & Water While Creating Community-Centered Places 
Ashley Demosthenes, Exec. Dir., Lowcountry Land Trust

December 4
1:00 The World Wars in America’s National Park System
       David Kroese, Speaker, author 
2:30 Using Statistics as an Expert Witness
Mick Norton, Emer. Prof. Math, CofC                                                                                  

December 11
12:00 Luncheon and Program:
Native Music, A Timeline, Historical to Present

Catherine Nelson and Musicians from Keepers of the Word

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