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Perspectives: Through Their Own Eyes lecture series February 21 at 4pm

Through Their Own Eyes lecture series running spring and fall of 2012 will focus on the US and Dakota War.



A six-session lecture series on the 150th anniversary of The Dakota Conflict in Minnesota will open Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Titled “Perspectives ‘Through Their Own Eyes,’” the series will have three lectures this Spring and three more in the Fall.

The opening speaker is Chuck Lewis, a professor in the Department of Mass Media, whose talk is titled “Removing the Winnebago: A Tale of Frontier Journalism.” The lecture, which will be from 4-5:30 p.m., is open at no charge. Parking also will be provided free in Paylot 4.

A graduate of MSU Mankato’s mass comm program, Lewis began as a teaching assistant at MSU Mankato in 1986 and moved to full time in the mass communication program after earning his master’s degree in history from MSU Mankato. He also holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota.

A one-time newspaper reporter, photojournalist and professional photographer, Lewis focuses on introductory mass comm courses, basic and advance reporting, history, ethics, and visual communication.

Following Lewis’ opening presentation, the series will continue with lectures on March 13 and April 3 in the spring semester, and Sept. 20, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 in the fall term. More information about the presentations can be obtained by contacting American Indian Affairs at (507)389-6300, or by emailing

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.


For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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