Honors Program Calendar
Honors Program Lecture Series, April 30
The Honors Program is excited to announce the creation of the Honors Program Lecture Series. Our inaugural event will be a Last Lecture, featuring two of Briar Cliff's favorite (and unfortunately departing) professors: Dr. Will Prigge and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Salgado.
Dr. Prigge's presentation, "Russians, Russification and Latvia's Historiography," raised an important question: Is history really about the past? Prigge's presentation focused on the history of Russians in Latvia and how they came to find themselves there. On another level, it examined the issue of Russification in the historiography of Latvia.
Dr. Carlos Vargas-Salgado's presentation, "Street Performers Do Have a Sense of Humor: Violence and Politics in Peruvian Popular Theatre During an Internal War," analyzed the satire and parody resources deployed both in the independent play A ver un Aplauso! by Cesar De Maria and in the comic monologues of street performers in Lima, Peru by the end of the 80's.
Professor of Biology; Chair, Biology Department; Director, Environmental Science Program; Director, Center for Prairie Studies
Associate Professor of English and Writing; Chair of General Education
Professor of English and Writing; Editor of the Briar Cliff Review
Associate Professor of Sociology; Department Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice