Minot State event to focus on Darwin's impact on humanities, science and art
DarwinDay2010 will be held at Minot State University Feb. 11-12. This signature event for the university will celebrate Charles Darwin's life through a confluence of humanities, science and art.
On Feb. 11, internationally known Richard Milner, science historian, singer and Darwin actor, will perform a one-man musical "Charles Darwin: Live & in Concert" at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, at 7 p.m. Jon Goode, a grammy-nominated slam poet, will also perform that same evening at 8:30 in Nelson Hall.
"While celebrating what Charles Darwin means to science isn't an unusual occurrence around the time of his birthday, how we are doing it, is truly unique," said Chris Beachy, professor of biology and Darwin Day 2010 organizer.
"We hope to make this a humanities event for the general public. We're celebrating Darwin's role as it pertains to his influence in many facets of life, everything from art to science. Darwin emphasized the impact of diversity, and so are we with DarwinDay2010."
On Feb. 12, a series of speakers will touch on subjects ranging from history, vegetables and sex, and printmaking in the Student Center Beaver Dam, starting at 9 a.m. These guest speakers include Milner, Erick Greene, a faculty member at the University of Montana, Missoula, and Kent Kapplinger, faculty at North Dakota State University and regional printmaker. The presentations will be augmented by live local music throughout the day and opportunities for students and the public to learn more about silk screening and printmaking.
For more information on the schedule of events for DarwinDay2010, please visit www.minotstateu.edu/biology.