Do You Have What It Takes To Create the Best Dessert on Campus?


Prove your skills in Chopped Round 3: Desserts. Hosted in the Library Learning Commons on March 19th, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pre-register on the Laker App before February 22, 2019 to participate.

LSSU Library Scholar Series Welcomes Professor Ginna Hoben: “Once Upon a Time, a Woman Developed Very Special Cells…” – A Look at What Makes a Compelling Story


A podcast.  A book.  A film.  A stage play.  An episode of Law & Order.  What is it about Henrietta Lack’s compelling history that inspires the expression of her story in five different art forms?  This talk will examine which plot points are included in all of these retellings of a similar tale, which are not, and what it is that makes a story worth telling (and retelling!).

GINNA HOBEN is an actor/writer/theatre professor.  Her most recent play, “No Spring Chicken” premiered at NextStop Theatre as part of D.C.’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in 2015.  Ginna’s play, “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” has enjoyed over fifty productions nation and worldwide.  Other produced plays include the “wind-chill factor”, “telephone”, and “Spit Spat Splendor Spite.” She has also been a writer/producer for the Emmy nominated TV show, “Brain Games.”  
Ginna has performed at various American regional theatres, most notably in 31 productions at American Shakespeare Center, including Kate in “Taming of the Shrew”, Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”, and the titular role in the World Premiere of “Shakespeare’s Sister.”

LSSU Library Scholar Series welcomes Professor Jason Swedene: “The ‘Right’ Way to Feel About HeLa: Pride, Prejudice, and Beyond”

In his talk, Dr. Swedene will explore the way that complex emotions in books, and particularly in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, can help us examine our own emotional lives and moral characters.  This talk will take place in the Library Learning Commons on Wednesday, January 17, 2019, at Noon.