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International Luncheon, Archaeology Lecture on April 27

04/20/2017
From left, Stephanie Saey ’18, Kelci Foss ’18 and Liz Hippen ’18 comprised a research team at the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore.Joining them in the research was Tifanis Eu (right), a student at Singapore Management University.
Two ongoing lecture series at Monmouth College will hold their final events of the academic year on April 27.

At noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of Stockdale Student Center, three Monmouth students will present an International Luncheon. Liz Hippen of Toulon, Ill., Kelci Foss of Mount Morris, Ill., and Stephanie Saey of Galesburg, Ill., will report on their trip to Singapore last year with psychology professor Kristin Larson.

The students will discuss Singaporeans’ use of “third places” – public spaces dedicated to social interaction – as a coping strategy to alleviate stress and increase well-being.

The discussion portion of the program is free; a meal featuring international cuisine costs $8.50 for faculty, staff and the general public. Reservations for the meal must be made by April 25 by calling 309-457-2253 or via email.

At 7:30 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium in the Center for Science and Business, Monmouth classics lecturer Kyle Jazwa will present an archaeology lecture, which will serve as the annual report on the College’s Archaeology Research Laboratory.

The gift of an anonymous donor in 2010, the collection of prehistoric Native American artifacts in the research lab is one of the largest locally available for study. It includes thousands of pieces, including spear points, pottery sherds, ax heads and arrowheads. Since the gift was made, Monmouth students have accessed and catalogued the artifacts, which represent human activity in western Illinois for the last 12,000 years.

Free and open to the public, the lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Monmouth College Classics Department, in cooperation with the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.