March Faculty Forum to study core texts

March Faculty Forum to study core texts

For the March Faculty Forum at Midwestern State University, presenters Kirsten Lodge and John Schulze are assigning homework to those who plan to attend. In their presentation, "Core Text Pedagogy: Its Significance and Methodology," they want to show how a text can be used in the academic core, so they are encouraging attendees to read Euripides' Medea before the forum. Their talk will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Legacy Hall's Multipurpose Room.

Lodge is Associate Professor of English and Humanities Program Coordinator, and Schulze is Assistant Professor of English.

Teaching the original core texts - not what others say about them - fits into MSU's liberal arts mission of providing students a well-rounded education in multiple disciplines, according to Lodge. The event was rescheduled from an earlier date. 

The final Faculty Forum presentation of the spring will be Associate Professor of Spanish Claudia Montoya at 7 p.m. April 1 in Dillard 101. Montoya's topic will be "The Cuban-Chinese Experience: a Story of Migration, Sacrifice, and Adaptability."

Faculty Forum is a monthly showcase for the research and creative endeavors of the Midwestern State University faculty. It is an opportunity for the campus and Wichita Falls communities to learn, engage, and sometimes discuss the novel ideas and explorations of the talented individuals who teach, discover, and create at MSU. Admission is free and open to all.

Contact Jonathan Price at or 940-397-4288 for more information.