The University Honors College at MTSU is initiating a new lecture series to offer retiring Honors faculty members an opportunity to speak to both the campus community and general public.
The first presentation in the âLast Lecture Seriesâ will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, with professor Bob Pondillo providing the lecture in the Simmons Amphitheatre (Room 106) of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building.Â The lectures are free.Â
Pondillo, a retiring professor of electronic media communication, will present âWhy College?â An MTSU faculty member since the fall of 2001, Pondilloâs emphasis is in multimedia journalism. His creative work includes writing and producing short narrative films.Â
At 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, retiring history professor David L. Rowe will present âTodayâs Emergence Culture and its Impact on American Religious Life.â He has been an MTSU faculty member since 1981.Â
âIâve been reading about such a series on other campuses and thought that a way to begin ours and keep the number manageable was to focus specifically on members of the Honors faculty who were retiring,â Honors College Dean John Vile said, adding he had the full support of Provost Brad Bartel in this endeavor.Â
âWe sent out a notice to all Honors faculty about the series, received responses from what I believe to be the only two faculty members in this category and have set aside time for both of them,â Vile said.
Vile said both Rowe and Pondillo have reputations as excellent teachers, and both have been deeply involved within the Honors College.Â
Where to Park?Â
To find parking near the Honors College, a printable campus map can be found atÂ http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.
LearnÂ more about Bob Pondillo:
To learn more about him and his academic pursuits, visitÂ http://www.mtsu.edu/mcgrad/faculty/pondillo_mcg.php.
Learn more about David Rowe:
To learn more about him and his academic efforts, visitÂ http://www.mtsu.edu/history/history_faculty_directory/rowe_david.php.