WCC Foundation Offers Free Online Lectures Mondays In March

Educator and author Mary Susan Heath, a Goldsboro resident.

WCC Foundation Offers Free Online Lectures Mondays In March

The Foundation of Wayne Community College’s spring 2021 Arts and Humanities schedule will fill the Monday evenings in March.

The lectures will be provided live online. Links to the talks are at www.waynecc.edu/foundation/. No registration is required and there is no charge.

The speaker series includes:

  • “‘A Plague o’ Both Your Houses’: Causation and Contagion in Romeo and Juliet” presented by Dr. Mary Floyd-Wilson, the Bowman and Gordan Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – March 1
  • “A Day of Blood at Wilmington: November 10, 1898” presented by LeRae Umfleet who works on special projects and the initiatives at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources – March 8
  • “Destined for the Neon Lights: A Conversation with Kate McMillan” presented by Kate McMillan, a Goldsboro native who is now a professional actor and choreographer in New York – March 15
  • “Legs Johnson: One Soldier’s Story from the Greatest Generation” presented by Mary Susan Heath, a Wayne County educator and author of Legs Astride the World – March 22
  • The Kirk Keller Memorial Lecture – “New South Indians: Tribal Economics and the Eastern Band of Cherokee in the Twentieth Century” presented by Dr. Christopher Oakley, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at East Carolina University – March 29.

All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be time after each talk for virtual attendees to ask questions.

Past lectures, and these presentations after they have been shown live, can be viewed at www.youtube.com/c/foundationofwaynecommunitycollege/.

“We’ve got a fabulous lineup for this spring with a great variety from Shakespeare to war,” said Foundation Board Member Mary Mills Borden. She noted that those who cannot view the lectures live can watch them later. “We saw how many people did that with the fall series. By the end of the month, the number of views had doubled.”