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October 25, 2007

Nexus discussions go "Off Course" Oct. 26

The educational and cultural Chautauqua Nexus series will conclude its semester roster with several scheduled Monday discussions; one in late October, and the others in November.

Claudia Grinnell will speak about “Off Course” Oct. 29.

“The Chilean Experience: a Student’s Perspective II” will be the topic discussed by Loren Hayes and Nicole Schaferkotter Nov. 5.

Marsha McGee will address “Synchrodestiny: Life Beyond Coincidence” Nov. 12.

Kenneth Clow and Thomas Lipscomb will finish the month’s run Nov. 19 with “The Partnership of the Social Sciences and Marketing.”

All events will begin at 7:15 p.m. in room 134 of the Hemphill Airway and Computer Science Building (at the corner of Northeast Avenue and Filhiol Street).

Nexus presentations are free, informal and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend. ULM FRYS students are encouraged to attend and sign in.

“The Nexus is an opportunity for intellectual and cultural exchange,” said Joe McGahan, ULM psychology professor and Chautauqua Nexus organizer. “This year we're focusing on a change in scheduling (with Mondays being the primary meeting day) intended to free us to develop a think tank, or multiple think tanks, that, like the Nexus, will build on the cultural resources of our community. Whereas the Nexus series will continue to be about virtually any topic that people find interesting, the think tank will focus on economic security and economic development—to a large extent, we’d like to focus on the potential of research and development.”

For more information call (318) 342-1338 or go to for the complete schedule of upcoming Chautauqua Nexus events.

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