Arts and Lectures Committee
Roane State Community College's Arts & Lectures Committee strives to enrich lives throughout the college and community by creating and sponsoring a broad variety of cultural and artistic events. The Committee attempts to promote critical thinking, multicultural awareness and intellectual curiosity by presenting programs that challenge worldviews and stimulate discussion on topics of current and enduring human interest.
- Cinema Lecture Series - Faculty members from RSCC present academic analyses/discussions of beloved and cult movies.
- Films for Fun Series - Films are shown as a standalone event.
- Lecturer Series - Regional and national experts share their knowledge on a variety of topics—historical, cultural, literary, and political.
- Writers at Roane State Reading Series - Authors from RSCC and the region present excerpts from their published works and discuss research, writing as craft, and the process of publishing before answering audience questions.
- The Arts and Lectures Committee is sponsoring a screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on November 16 at 7:00 pm at the Princess Theater. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Dr. Geol Greenlee and the Roane State Instrumental Ensemble will be providing Christmas music from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. The movie is absolutely free, but donations are welcome. Concessions are available for purchase.
- April 5, 2023: RSCC Oak Ridge Campus City Room, 2 PM, Book of Appalachia Reading. Writers at Roane State presents Dr. Ralph Monday in a presentation of his new book of poetry: Book of Appalachia. Watch online.
- March 31, 2023: Princess Theatre, 7 PM, “History of Harriman” Lecture. RSCC Professor John Brown, the author of Harriman (Images of America series), will present stories of Harriman History. Come join us and meet the author. The book will also be available for purchase. Brought to you by the Arts and Lectures Committee.
- February 28, 2023: RSCC Oak Ridge Campus City Room, 12:30 PM, Special lecture titled “Inseparable: Oak Ridge History and the Manhattan Project.” Ray Smith, retired Historian of the Y-12 National Security Complex, will present on Oak Ridge history and the Manhattan Project. Brought to you by Roane State Arts and Lectures Committee.
- February 10, 2023: Princess Theater, 7:00 PM, Casablanca. As always, this event is absolutely free to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase. Donations are always welcome. Anyone who wants to can come in 1940s costume! Dr. Geol Greenlee will be providing 1940s music.
- February 9, 2023: RSCC Oak Ridge Campus City Room, 12:30 PM, Special lecture titled “The Indelible Coal Creek War and Mining History: Grasp the Impact." Barry Thacker of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation will discuss the Coal Creek War and the mining disasters at the Fraterville and Cross Mountain mines. Free admission.
The Arts and Lectures Committee is seeking presenters who are qualified to speak on a variety of issues/themes. Potential speakers will need to consider the following conditions:
- Topics need to relate to and reinforce the purpose of the Committee.
- Speakers should convey expertise on the given topic and be able to present their knowledge in an engaging manner to a variety of audiences.
- The Committee can offer an honorarium from $50–$200, depending upon available funds during a given term, for guest lecturers in the Lecturer Series.
Let the Arts and Lectures Committee know about potential lecturers or writers. Please submit the individual’s name, a short description of that nominee, and why that person’s ideas should be shared. If you are employed by RSCC and would like to nominate yourself as a presenter, please see the portion of the form titled “RSCC-Affiliated Lecturer’s/Writer’s Information.”
Presenters Application/Nomination Form
- John Brown
- Roger Finn
- Melinda Gill
- Geol Greenlee
- Gary Heidinger
- Melanie Hildebrandt - cochair
- Ralph Monday
- Jayme Nair
- John Noto
- Abigail Schoolfield - cochair
- DeAnna Stephens
- Bryan Wilkerson
Abigail E Schoolfield
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