Lincoln (Neb.) - Aug. 30, 2000 - Robert Butler is an associate professor of English and foreign languages at Alcorn State University, a historically black institution in Lorman, Miss., in the heart of the Mississippi delta.
This fall, however, he's on the Great Plains serving as a visiting faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On Thursday, Aug. 31, he will discuss his early experiences at Nebraska in a public lecture, "Out from the Cocoon: An Exchange Faculty's First Impressions." Butler's address, the first in this year's Scholarship in Society speaker series at UNL, begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, 1400 R St.
Butler's teaching repertoire includes courses from Shakespeare and British literature to research writing and linguistics. His primary research interests are in manuscripts and Old English. He has also designed courses and workshops in technical writing for JANA Inc., and he has extensive publication experience in newspapers and aviation journals as a military journalist.
The Scholarship in Society speaker series is aimed at modeling the myriad career possibilities available to students upon receipt of a graduate education. The series includes both scholastic and nonacademic careers, to better represent the breadth of career opportunities available to graduate students. All lectures occur in the Nebraska Union and begin at 3:30 p.m.
Butler's lecture is co-sponsored by the UNL department of English.
The series' fall schedule: Sept. 14 - Joel Gajardo, executive
director, Hispanic Community Center, "Education: The Wind Beneath Your
Wings"; Sept. 28 - Kermit McMurry, vice chancellor, division of student
services, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, "The Graduate
Degree: Is it a Panacea?"; Oct. 12 - Annie King, professor and associate
dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of
California at Davis, "Agriculture Is Not Just Dirty Hands"; Nov 2 -
Thomas Bolden, professor, chemistry and physics, Alcorn State, "Riding
the Bulldozer"; and Nov. 16 - Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, research director.
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