Monday, December 4, 2017

John Janovy, Jr, Speaks at PSC

 Dr. John Janovy, Jr, visitedPeru State College on Wednesday, December 6, at 11:00 in the CATS Conference Room--everybody enjoy this special event; students and others filled the room, as these photographs illustrate.

The following description of John's keynote address last spring for the Alpha Chi National Honor Society National Convention highlights the knowledge and enthusiasm you can expect this Wednesday at 11:00 in the CATS Conference Room.
Keynoter Dr. John Janovy intrigued the audience at the Saturday evening gala. His talk, "Life Lessons fro a Parasite," merged biological truths from his 40-year career as a parasitologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with social and cultural truths by analogy and metaphor.

Incorporating humor, frequent references to popular culture and scientific evidence to underscore his key ideas, Janovy illustrated why he was an award-winning faculty member and a productive writer in multiple genres

On Wednesday at Peru State, Dr. Janovy Spoke about "Writing Books and Drawing Pictures," something that he does with considerable success.

The following video of 24 minutes, catches highlights of John's presentation as well as his insightful interaction with people in attendance:


As his webpage underscores, John pursues with great passion all his interests, from parasitology  to detective fiction.

Dr. Janovy's visit was another of the College 101 events that have included appearances by Nebraska poet Carol Carpenter, artist and writer Reuben Ironhorse Kent, and an all-day excursion to Kansas City that included visits to the WW I Museum and the Jazz and Negro Baseball Museums. 

Special thanks to VPAA Dr. Tim Borchers and both Alpha Chi and the Creative Writing Series for making these visits possible

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