RCTC Announces New Lecture Series

Rochester Community and Technical College is excited to announce the launch of its new lecture series beginning in January 2020.  These initial four lectures feature RCTC faculty sharing their expertise and experiences in an array of topics from music to public service.  This initial series schedule includes one speaker per month, January through April, with the full lecture series resuming in September 2020.  All series events are free and open to the public and include light refreshments following the program.

January’s program features RCTC History Instructor Chad Israelson discussing the political world of Minnesota-native singer Bob Dylan.  Israelson is a noted expert on Dylan and co-authored a book with the same title about the musician in 2015.  Any fan of Dylan, music, history, or politics will not want to miss this event on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the RCTC Hill Theater beginning at 7pm.

February’s program, Peace Corps: Service on Three Continents, features three RCTC English Instructors, Jason Meier, Mike Mutschelknaus, and Beth Heim de Bera, discussing their individual experiences in the volunteer service organization.  The program starts at 7pm in the RCTC Hill Theater on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

In March, RCTC Biology and Environmental Science Instructors Cory Rubin and Jennifer Rubin present Water Stories: A Discussion of Rochester’s Most Precious – and Vulnerable – Natural Resource.  Come see just how vital water is in creating and maintaining a healthy ecosystem on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7pm, in the RCTC Hill Theater.

April is National Poetry Month, and to commemorate the month, RCTC English Instructor Scannell McCormick will read from his two collections of published poetry.  Join us for the program on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in the RCTC Heintz Center Commons at 7pm.