Local Thinkers
Event Calendar

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

LOCATION: COCO CRAFTED
TIME: 6:30PM
COST: FREE

 

ROBERT SACKETT
History Professor
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


Professor Robert Sackett earned his doctorate from Washington University, St. Louis, following a year of research at the University of Munich. He has published a book, Popular Entertainment, Class and Politics in Munich, 1900-1923, with Harvard University Press. His articles have appeared in a number of leading scholarly journals, including Theory and SocietyOxford German StudiesHolocaust and Genocide Studies, and German History. Most recently he has researched West German commentary on US Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960s. At UCCS he has been a member of the Department of History since 1982 and is now Professor and Chair of the Department. He is also past Director of the Humanities Program. He is married and he and his wife Veronica have seven children. His passions include both the German and Spanish languages, although he is further along in the former than the latter.


JANUARY 7, 2018

LOCATION: axe and the oak whiskey house
TIME: 6:30PM
COST: FREE

 

HEIDI WHITE
Co-Director
Journey School


Heidi White is a writer, educator, researcher, and lecturer. She has an M.A. in Literature from Bethany College and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She serves as a Co-Director at Journey School, a hybrid Classical school in Colorado Springs, where she also teaches literature. She is a contributing writer at The Circe Institute, a classical education consulting firm and research institute. She serves on the boards of Converge Lecture Series and The Anselm Society. She has a particular interest in inspiring and equipping thoughtful people to read and discuss great books and the classics. She writes fiction, poetry, and essays and speaks about literary and cultural issues. She lives in Black Forest, Colorado with her husband, Scott, and their two children.


APRIL 29, 2018

LOCATION: axe and the oak whiskey house
TIME: 6:30PM
COST: FREE

 

JANE HILBERRY
English Professor
Colorado College

Jane Hilberry's most recent collection of poems is Still the Animals Enter, from Red Hen Press (2016).  A previous collection, Body Painting, won the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review and many other journals. With her father Conrad Hilberry, she co-authored This Awkward Art: Poems by a Father and Daughter, introduced by Richard Wilbur. Her interest in visual art led her to write a book of biography/art criticism called The Erotic Art of Edgar Britton. In addition to teaching Creative Writing, Creativity, and Literature at Colorado College, she has facilitated creativity workshops and arts-based leadership development programs across the United States and at The Banff Centre in Canada.


July 15, 2018

LOCATION: axe and the oak whiskey house
TIME: 6:30PM
COST: FREE

 

LEON KELLY
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
El Paso County

Leon Kelly, M.D. is a Deputy Chief Medical Examiner/Forensic Pathologist who has performed forensic autopsies on over 100 homicide victims in the states of Colorado and Texas. He has testified in numerous criminal trials and is an expert in the fields of anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology. Consulted frequently by prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, and civil litigators, he has experience through all phases of homicide investigation and its prosecution. As an expert on strangulation, he has consulted and testified on countless non-fatal strangulation cases often involving domestic violence. Dr. Kelly is also a member of his local and state child death review committees. He is an experienced lecturer to law enforcement, attorneys, and healthcare providers and teaches courses on the investigation of injury and death at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). Dr. Kelly has also appeared as the forensic pathology consultant on the television show “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda.”