DEFIANCE, Ohio – Dr. Jan Younger, Heidelberg University professor of speech, will be the presenter at the next Lincoln Series event scheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be held in Schomburg Auditorium on the campus of Defiance College and is free and open to the public.
Younger will speak about “Humor as a Part of Lincoln’s Greatness.” An accompanying exhibit to be displayed in the Women’s Commission Gallery will focus on humorous cartoons of the Lincoln era and will contain a collection of editorial cartoons about Lincoln.
The yearlong series is sponsored by Defiance College and the City of Defiance. Additional financial assistance for the lecture and exhibit series is being provided by the Ohio Humanities Council. The next Lincoln Series event is scheduled for April 26 and will feature a presentation by Dr. William C. Harris discussing the role of myth versus reality.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
March 2, 2009