NW Art Center Lecture: MSU at sea
Dr. John Girard, professor of management at Minot State University's College of Business, will present "MSU @ Sea" on the Northwest Art Center Lecture Series Monday, October 29, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater, MSU.
Last summer Girard, along with MSU students Courtney Kalamaha and Danielle Bolinske, joined about 400 other students, faculty, and staff for "Semester at Sea." The program is literally a "floating university" which uses a ship as a traveling campus, said Girard. During a 26-day voyage, Girard facilitated a Global Business class in which Kalamaha and Bolinske were students.
Visiting ports of call in Costa Rica, Equator, Peru, Panama, and Belize, the three met a host of interesting people, transited the Panama Canal, and studied an often overlooked part of our hemisphere. The trio will talk about each of the countries they visited and how the adventure changed their view of the hemisphere. The travelers will share their onboard experiences, including what it is like to study at sea, the daily routine, and the extracurricular activities offered.
Dr. Girard is an avid adventurer who has travelled to more than 60 countries, all US states and all Canadian provinces. He and his wife JoAnn have lived in Minot for the past eight years. The two will circumnavigate the globe as part of the Spring 2013 voyage of Semester at Sea.
The lecture is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow the presentation. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
The Northwest Art Center Lecture Series is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about Northwest Art Center activities, call 701-858-3264.