GREENSBURG COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS: CHAUTAUQUA
April 14-15, 2020 7:00 PM GREENSBURG COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Chautauqua is a semi-annual event hosted by Greensburg Community High School in Greensburg, Indiana, each fall and spring. This program helps students and community members to celebrate the diversity around the world and realize the greatness that is within all of us.
The Greensburg Community High School Daytime Chautauqua program will take place on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15.
Speakers will include the following:
Dr. Pamela Gay is a leading astronomer who works as a Senior Scientist for the Planetary Science Institute. Her research has been in galactic astronomy, RR Lyrae stars and in motivating science engagement with media and citizen scientists. She is working with NASA as Project Director of CosmoQuest. She has made numerous TV appearances, is co-host of the popular podcast "Astronomy Podcast" and received numerous awards including the 2019 Isaac Asimov Award. Sean Kelley McKeever from Austin, Texas is a comic book writer. He has worked for both Marvel and DC. He has written for such comics as “The Incredible Hulk”, “Marvel Adventures Spider-Man”, and “X-Men Origins: Jean Grey”. He has also written numerous graphic novels. He has created 13 original characters and is a 2005 Eisner Award recipient for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition”
David Newell is a television actor best known for playing Mr. McFeely since 1968 on the iconic "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". A lifelong friend of Fred Rogers until his death in 2003, he has been busy in recent years as his character can still be seen in "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood". He has also been in high demand being a star in the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", the highest grossing documentary of all time, and he has a cameo in the recent "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" which earned Tom Hanks an Academy Award nomination. Mr. Newell will share insight into the lessons to be learned from Fred Rogers.
1954 Milan Indians is the team that won the 1954 Indiana basketball state championship as the school of only 161 students faced titans such as Muncie Central. The championship inspired the iconic movie "Hoosiers". Six members of the team will be here including Gene White, Roger Schroder, Rolling Cutter, Ray Craft, Glen Butte and leading scorer Bobby Plump. Special thanksto Amy Ralston for making this happen.
Karen Joy Fowler is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. She is most known for "The Jane Austen Book Club" in 2004 where it spent 13 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list.The 2007 film adaptation grossed over seven million dollars and starred Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, and Lynn Redgrave. Born in Bloomington and now lives in California, her awards include the World Fantasy Award for "Black Glass", the Shirley Jackson Award for "The Pelican Bar" and the Nebula Award for both "What I Didn't See" and "Always".
Josh Bleill is an American veteran who in 2004 entered the U.S Marine Corps. On October 15th, 2006, he was conducting combat patrols in Fallujah, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an explosive device-he lost both of his legs. As told in his book "One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope and a New Life in the NFL" Josh says he "had one bad day" and chooses a life of enthusiasm, joy and humor and he inspires all of those around him.
Rupert Boneham is a mentor to troubled teens and is best known as a popular contestant on the television show "Survivor: Pearl Islands". He has since been on the show four times and was named in a nationwide poll "Survivor's" most popular contestant who won him a one million dollar prize. He also appeared with his wife Laura on "The Amazing Race".
Ravi Hutheesing is an international keynote speaker, cultural diplomat serving the USDepartment of State, singer-songwriter and former guitarist for the band Hanson. His keynotes have included such international education organizations as International Baccalaureate Organization, American Association of School Administrators and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. His program Ravi Unites Schools is a growing network of over 100 schools worldwide that participate in real-time audio-video interactions between student groups that promotes world peace and understanding.
Ben J. H. Knight was born in England in 1941 and his career began as a mechanic at the Rover Car Company in London. After beginning a sales career at the British Motor Corporation, he would go on to be sales manager for Coca-Cola Great Britain for over 30 years. This was followed by a successful career in Japan as Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola's Bottler Operations and sales. Today he travels the globe delivering talks about how to work withcompanies and cultures outside the USA. Special thanks to Alex Sefton and the Decatur County Community Foundation for arranging this.
Dale Long, 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Survivor-Dale was 11 years old in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham on Sunday September 15th, 1963. As the big bookcases began to shake, he and his friends ran through the dust and the debris to exit the church. Fifteen sticks of dynamite set by the KKK and killed his four friends: Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley. The horror of that day galvanized the movement leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.