Gaddis Lecture Coming Up

Christina ShuttCentral Methodist University’s annual Merrill E. Gaddis Lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19 on the University’s main campus in Fayette.

The event welcomes back CMU 2008 alumna Christina Shutt, who will present, “History will be kind to me: thoughts on museums, silences, and the power of representation.” 

The 34th annual lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Inman Student and Community Center. There is no admission charge to attend. 

Shutt, a Kansas City, Mo. native, is the executive director at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center – an African American museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock, Ark. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all museum activities.

Her former experience is another example of her expertise, as she was an associate librarian for Special Collections and Instruction at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. She served as an archivist for notable collections ranging from the history of medicine to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers.

The Gaddis Lecture is sponsored by CMU’s Kappa Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society for social sciences. The chapter was established in 1935 by Dr. Gaddis (1891-1958), who was professor of history and later chair of the history and political science department for nearly 30 years.

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