The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Herrett Forum Lecture Series -
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

The Herrett Forum Lecture Series began in January, 2006. (A list of past lectures is available here.)  Programs on science, archaeology, history, music, art, and other topics of local interest are featured, by lecturers from around the world, many of whom have roots in our community.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and are presented in the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room.  Admission is free.  Please note that, starting this season, Herrett Forum lectures are presented on Tuesday nights, not Wednesday nights.

Date Title Lecturer(s)
Tue., Sep. 12th, 2017 “A Perspective on the World’s Huddled Masses” Jim Jones, Retired Chief Justice, Idaho Supreme Court
Tue., Oct. 10th, 2017 “Colorism: Discrimination Amongst People of Color” Alma Jam, former Miss Africa Idaho
Tue., Nov. 14th, 2017 “The Idaho Guide History Project: Stories, Myths, and Legends from Idaho’s Wildlands and Waters” Brian Chaffin & Emerald LaFortune
Tue., Feb. 13th, 2018 “Standards in Journalism: Who Can We Trust?” Travis Quast & Matt Christenson, Times-News
Tue., Mar. 13th, 2018 “How a Different Kind of Company Can Shape and Impact a Community” (Business trends panel) Dale Ducommun, General Manager Clif Bar Baking Company; Rudy Ashenbrener, Co-owner of Rudy's – A Cook's Paradise; Alan Horner, Retired President and CEO of First Federal; and Becky Nelson, Director of Human Resources for First Federal
Tue., Apr. 10th, 2018 “Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho” Shawn Willsey, CSI Geology Professor
Tue., May 8th, 2018 “Idaho Wilderness Considered” (annual Crabtree Memorial Lecture, for Idaho Archaeology Month) Jennifer Emery-Davidson and panel