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Oct. 4, 2001

ULM's chautauqua Nexus discusses "Blu on the Bayou" and Lamarckian Evolution

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Chautauqua Nexus hosts two separate talks this week.

The first one will be held Friday, Oct. 5th on the second floor of the Student Union Building from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday's talk is on Lamarckian Evolution. Fred Groves is the featured speaker.

Evolution and Creationism are of topics of current debate. There are those who side with Evolutionary Theory, and those who contest the views of Darwin and Lamarck.

The second Chautauqua of the week will be on Saturday, Oct. 6th from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Enoch's. Gene Eller is the featured speaker for Saturday's talks. Eller is expected to discuss Gutterpunks in his Chautauqua named, "Blu on the Bayou". Blu is a guttermonk, hitchhiker, freight train hopper, and globetrotting singer who wrote 200 "folksy blues" songs during his travels. Gene (maybe Blu) presents a sample of Blu's songs written during these travels.

These weekly meetings are informal conversations attempting to connect people of all ages who are interested in intellectual and cultural exchanges. The Chautuaqua group meets every week on the second floor of the Student Union Building on the ULM campus (unless otherwise noted) beginning at 4:30 on Fridays or Saturdays. There are no requirements and everyone is invited to come. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Visitors are welcome to make a small donation for foods.

All media welcome.

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