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Wildwood Announces Speaker Series Lineup

Monday, August 16, 2021

The community is invited to join St. Louis Community College at Wildwood for its third season of the Faculty Speaker Series. The series includes four free evening presentations designed to engage and entertain attendees.

“From classical music to neuroscience, the 1904 World’s Fair and beekeeping, our lineup offers attendees an exciting opportunity to partake in insightful discussions facilitated by our distinguished faculty,” said Carol Lupardus, Ph.D., president of STLCC-Wildwood. “We look forward to engaging with our community, both virtually and on campus, for our third annual Faculty Speaker Series.”

All presentations will be held in the multipurpose room at STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Seating is limited to allow for proper social distancing. Presentations will also be made available virtually via Microsoft Teams.

2021-22 Speaker Series Lineup

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Beethoven and Prokofiev: Two Piano Titans on Display

About the Presentation:
In this performance, Dr. Paul Higdon will perform some of the early piano sonatas of Russian composer Serge Prokofiev and he will invite the audience to compare them. Also, to lighten things up, he will play Beethoven’s often humorous yet sophisticated "Bagatelles."

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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Neuroscience: The Secrets of a Healthy Brain

About the Presentation:
Over the last few decades, neuroscience has advanced our understanding of how to guide the brain, and it has empowered us to face the nuanced challenges of this evolving world. With better understanding comes more control over brain functions, power to fight devastating disorders, and the possibility of a more complete life.

During this lecture, Dr. Syed Chowdhury will discuss the changes in cellular architecture, microcircuit and neural connections of the brain and how certain consequences can be prevented in light of recent studies in neuroscience.

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Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at 7 p.m.
The Mathematics of the 1904 World's Fair

About the Presentation:
In 1904, St. Louis was the fourth-largest city in the United States. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, more commonly known as the 1904 World’s Fair, is reflected on as the greatest fair ever. The World came to St. Louis from April 30, 1904, to Dec. 1, 1904.

Have you ever wondered how much it cost to visit various attractions, and the value of the entrance price in the day? Or, how many people (and horses) the Observation Wheel could hold at once? These are just a few of the calculations we will investigate in this presentation.

While we have all been in awe of the impressive numbers of the 1904 World’s Fair, this presentation will focus on calculations that will help you experience the Fair from a new perspective. Even the most knowledgeable Fair enthusiasts will enjoy watching as Dr. Kim Granger shares numerical facts in an exciting countdown from 20 to 1.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Beekeeping throughout the Seasons

About the Presentation:
We need bees. While we may take them and other pollinators for granted, these organisms are key to the varied, colorful and nutritious diets we need and have come to expect. During this lecture, community beekeeper Scott Allred will discuss the seasonal aspects of beekeeping, including what bees and plants are doing throughout the year.

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