To Seek, To Learn, To Inspire
To a new season of exciting and dynamic lectures at the Holland Community Center. The MindQuest Lecture Series is a program of the Foothills Community Foundation designed to educate and stimulate thoughtful discussion on topics of interest to you.
This season will encompass subjects like the U.S. debt, Easter Island, myths of memory, fashion, the political relationship between U.S. and China, and an innovative world.
All lectures are held at the FCFHolland Community Center in the Quail Room beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:30 p.m. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are provided. We appreciate your continued support and donations that allow us to provide superb programs and informative speakers.
Purchase tickets online or contact the FCF office directly to register for the entire season or for individual lectures. By special engagement, Dee Dee Wood will share her personal journey in dance and Broadway theater on April 8, 2014. This presentation will be at no additional charge to season subscribers of MindQuest and the Desert Foothills Theater. Others may register at a discounted price.
MindQuest Lecture Series
A New Look at Old Faces
Presenter - Dr. Britton ShepardsonEaster Island is full of mystery. Not only are the heads slowly being buried by the Earth, the rich culture of the natives is also being buried as time progresses. Dr. Shepardson Author of Moai: A New Look at Old Faces, is an archaeologist who practices non-invasive methods and the Director of Terevaka.net Archaeological Outreach (TAO), which focuses on cultural conservation and archeology, among other things.
Unlocking the Myths of Memory
Presenter - Dr. James StoehrHave you ever wanted to learn about Alzheimers? What about your dreams? What about sleep? Dr. Stoehr, author of The Nuerobiology of Addiction and over 30 publications in the fields of substance abuse, memory and health professions education, will cover all three of these topics and how they relate to each other.
Managing U.S. Debt
Presenter - Dr. Dennis HoffmanAre you concerned about the growing national debt? Is debt a bad thing? Should the U.S. pay it off? Come and hear how to put the U.S. debt into perspective. Dr. Dennis Hoffman, Director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, will provide insight into our current fiscal and monetary policy.
THE EAGLE and THE DRAGON: U.S. and Chinese Foreign Relations
Presenter - Gerry JonesGerry Jones, who lived and traveled in China and extensively studied its history, politics, philosophy and culture, will speak on his unique perspective of US and China relations. China's rise is producing a massive shift in the world's balance. A realistic appraisal would dictate that changes are in our immediate future. As a result, we need to understand how the US reacts to these changes and what effect it will have on future generations.
A Creatively Innovated World
Presenter - Cecile FayenWho would know fashion better than a representative of the world renown Fashion Institutes of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)?... Cecile Fayen.
Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a lively question and answer period ending around 8:30 p.m. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are offered. You may contact the FCF office directly to register for the entire season or a single lecture. A single ticket is $20.00 per lecture and $18.00 for FCF members. The regular subscription price for the season is $75.00 and $65.00 for FCF members. Students are $5.00. Online ticketing is available for individual lectures.