Published February 10, 2016

Two talks

Rankin, Schuytema to present Associates; archaeology lecture about Greek kouroi
Two Monmouth College series will continue on Feb. 18, as the college hosts Monmouth Associates and an archaeology lecture.
  At noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of the Stockdale Center, Jeff Rankin and Paul Schuytema will present the Associates program. Rankin serves as Monmouth’s director of college communications, while Schuytema is director of community development for the City of Monmouth.   Titled “Monmouth’s Changing Landscape,” their talk will focus on the historical symbiotic relationship between the city and the college and how creative minds and visionary leaders are working together to ensure the long-term economic vitality of the community.   The Associates program is free; a buffet lunch costs $10. Reservations can be made by calling 309-457-2231 by Feb. 16 or by email at alumni@monmouthcollege.edu. Special parking is available along N. 9th St.   A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van will stop at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at 11:45 a.m. and at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at approximately 11:50 a.m. It will return to both locations immediately following the program. Shuttle reservations should be made by calling the above number.   At 7:30 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium on the lower level of the Center for Science and Business, Stephens College professor James Terry will present an archaeology lecture titled “A Loud Silence: Greek Kouroi and Human Sacrifice.”   An archaeologist and art historian, Terry will discuss the lack of scholarly agreement about the purpose and function of the archaic statues of young men known as kouroi, re-examining them with reference to iconography, archaeological context and recent scholarship on human sacrifice as a mythic and literary topos in ancient Greece.   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 (AIA).
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