Winter quarter lectures at Southern Utah State College will feature a diverse array of speakers, ranging from rock music legend David Crosby, of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, to "Vermont's Most Dangerous Comic."
Convocation lectures are traditionally held Monday in the SUSC auditorium at 11 a.m., and the public is invited to attend.- David Crosby will begin the winter series Jan. 10 with account of his experiences as a legend in the rock music scene to his near-fatal drug addiction, years of imprisonment and reborn will to survive.
- College President Dr. Gerald R. Sherratt will speak on the "The University Era" on Jan. 17. Under the stewardship of Sherratt, the school's 13th president, the college has seen a blossoming of growth that began in the late 19th century when it was established as a school for training teachers.
- "Being powerful in the Face of AIDS," is the topic that will be addressed by David Sharpton on Jan. 24. Sharpton was diagnosed as having the dreaded disease in 1986 and has since become a leading proponent of the rights of AIDS victims.
- The entertaining and educational work of "Pin Points" will be featured Jan. 31. Founded in 1975, the group uses a theatrical format to portray stories of African American inventions and the human side of historic achievements.
- Fitness, weight control and healthy lifestyles will be the subject of Dr. Garth Fisher's Feb. 7 lecture, "Strategies for Healthy Living."
- The subject will switch to "Folklore and Reality in the American West" on Feb. 14 with a lecture by Barre Toelken, director of the folklore program and the graduate program in American studies at Utah State University.
- Convocation audiences will "meet" Albert Einstein when Len Barron portrays the great scientist Feb. 21. In "Einstein and the 21st Century," Barron says he does not attempt to be or imitate Einstein onstage but uses his physical resemblance to the scientist to show him as a man with a passionate interest in the beauty and wonder of the ordinary.
- Dr. George P. Lee will offer the perspective of a person who has lived in more than one world with a lecture on Feb. 28.
- Patricia Truxier Aikins, professor of English at Westminster College, will discuss "Geography of the Heart: Utah Women Writers and the Utah Renaissance."
- Janice Perry, a.k.a. "Gal," will wrap up the winter quarter lecture series on March 14 with her unique style of wit and wisdom. Referred to as "Vermont's Most Dangerous Comic," Perry has also been called "the fool who speaks wisdom" by her international followers.