Lecture Series

For more information on the MCC Lecture Series, contact Andy Wible at (231) 777-0626 or andy.wible@muskegoncc.edu.

Previous MCC Lecture Series Topics

  • Charting How Wealth Shapes Educational Pathways from Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Developmental Process Model” – Oct. 29, 2020
    Matthew Diemer, Ph.D.,University of Michigan Professor of Education
  • Click here to view the Oct. 29 lecture
  • “Civility: Its Uses and Abuses in Public Discourse” – Oct. 1, 2020
    John Corvino, Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University
  • Click here to view the Oct. 1 lecture
  • Why STEM (Still) Lacks Diversity” – Jan. 30, 2020
    Dr. Michael Kilburn,director of Outreach and Education at the University of Notre Dame’s Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of Elements
  • “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter and How They Changed America” – Oct. 30, 2019
    Dr. Jennifer Cobbina, an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, and author of Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
  • “Building Bridges Across Racial Divides” – Oct. 3, 2019
    Larry Feldman, M.D., and Sandy Feldman, M.S.W., educators and consultants, adjunct instructors at Lake Michigan College, practicing psychotherapists and authors of Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide.
  • “From Big Data to Big Wisdom” – April 11, 2019
    Dr. Andrew Targowski, Professor Emeritus of Business Information Systems at Western Michigan University, author and a pioneer of applied information systems in Poland
  • “Shadow Imagery in Cold War Culture” – Feb. 20, 2019
    Dr. Erik Mortenson, literary scholar, writer, translator, and writing center consultant at Lake Michigan College
  • “Why Not Lying is Not Enough” – Oct. 11, 2018
    Sherman Clark, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School
  • “Ethical Challenges to Advance Care Planning” – April 16, 2018
    Devan Stahl, an assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
  • “Punishing Disease: HIV and the criminalization of disease” – March 15, 2018
    Dr. Trevor Hoppe, assistant professor of sociology at SUNY Albany, and author of Punishing Disease: HIV and the criminalization of sickness
  • Names Writ in Water: Mythology, Symbolism, and the Natural World,” – Oct. 26, 2017 MCC English Instructor Michael Johnson
  • “Current and Emerging Water Resource Issues Facing the Planet” – Oct. 2, 2017
    Dr. Alan D. Steinman, the  Allen and Helen Hunting Director and Professor at Grand Valley State University’s Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon
  • “Take on Hate: Silence is Not an Option” – Feb. 2, 2017
    Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature and an adviser to the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE
  • “Indian Children in American History” – Nov. 17, 2016
    Matthew Fletcher
  • “Mindfulness: Practice and Benefits” – Oct. 5, 2016
    Dat Pham, PharmD, CDM
  • “Ancient Rome and Human Sacrifice – Jan. 28. 2016
    Dr. Celia Schultz,  University of Michigan faculty member and author/researcher on Roman religion and the history and literature of the Roman Republic
  • “The Importance of Myth: A Panel Discussion” – Oct. 29, 2015
    Panelists: 
    Andy Wible, Instructor of Philosophy at MCC; Michael Johnson, Instructor of English; Alfredo Hernandez, Instructor of World Religions; and Bill Utrecht, Pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church.