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FEBRUARY 21, 2014


Three Rivers kicks off spring Honors Lecture Series with Ozark folklore

Three Rivers College will hold its first Spring 2014 Honors Lecture on Wednesday, February 26 at noon in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. Leslie Reed will speak on Ozark literature and folklore as part of the lecture series' focus on folklore traditions. The event will be free and open to the public.

"We hope that these lectures will expose our students, and our community, to ideas and viewpoints that they haven't been exposed to before," said Dr. Carol Lewis, instructor of English at Three Rivers and Director of the Honors program at the college. "Many people don't realize that our region has a rich history of literature and lore, and I think that Ms. Reed will be able to show a side of the Ozarks that is only rarely seen."

Reed is an adjunct instructor at Three Rivers' Center at Kennett, with a Masters in English from Arkansas State University. Reed, a native of Hoxie, Arkansas, developed an interest in literature written about and by people of the Ozarks region while studying for her degree in Jonesboro. She previously presented on Ozark folklore as part of the Fall 2013 Honors Lecture series.

The Honors program at Three Rivers provides enhanced and advanced study to those students who show exceptional academic achievements and motivation. Students may either participate in the full Honors program, or receive Honors credit by fulfilling contracts that add extra educational elements to their existing classwork. For more information, contact Dr. Carol Swain Lewis, Director of the Honors Program, at 573-850-9626 or clewis@trcc.edu.
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