(Posted December 3, 2002)

--News Release--

Nov. 25, 2002


HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A collection of humorous, provocative and educational lectures and presentations from faculty and guest lecturers from the 2001-2002 academic year have been collected into the Juniata College anthology "Juniata Voices," covering such topics as manliness, Sept. 11, and how the brain perceives odors.

The soft-cover book, published by the Juniata College Press, retails for $7.95 and is available at the Juniata College Bookstore, (814) 641-3381.

The book revives a Juniata project that began in the early 1990s. The collection is intended to showcase some of the lectures delivered by Juniata faculty, artists and guest speakers, and to inspire discussion about the various topics addressed in the book.

Some of the work in Juniata Voices use history to deliver an educational message, such as "Complaining, Worrying and Some Advice About Fleas," a lecture by Belle Tuten, assistant professor of history at Juniata, and a lecture on Spanish novels of the 19th century, by Henry Thurston-Griswold, professor of Spanish at Juniata.

Presentations on research projects are included, such as a lecture on "Brain Gas," by Jay Hosler, assistant professor of biology at Juniata. Hosler's presentation explains how bees sense and remember odors. Tammy Jandrey Hertel, assistant professor of Spanish, is represented by a lecture on an international e-mail exchange program set up as part of her course curriculum.

Some of the college's noted guest speakers are included in the anthology. Harvey Mansfield, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, includes a provocative essay, "What Has Happened to Manliness?" Al Young, journalist, screenwriter and poet, contributes the poem "Sundays in Democracies." Young was a visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Juniata in 2001.

Artist Debra Di Blasi offers a text artwork "Unbroken View" from her exhibition "Translation" at the Juniata College Museum of Art. Politics are addressed in a lecture by Heinz Kreft, a member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Germany, "September 11, Europe and the Current Challenges for Transatlantic Relations." Simeon Ilesanmi, associate professor of religion at Wake Forest University, contributes the lecture "Moral Revolution, Human Rights and the Myth of African Cultural Uniqueness."

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.