Featured Speaker - 2013
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Please join us as we welcome First-Year Featured Speaker, Eleanor Henderson, on October 24, 2012 in Emerson Suites starting at 7pm. A book signing will follow her talk, entitled:
DIY: Counter, Culture, Coming of Age, and the Creative Life
The First-Year Featured Speaker is one of the highlights of the First-Year Experience. As author of Ten Thousand Saints, the 2012 FYRI pick, we are honored to have our very own celebrated author right here on campus to talk with first year students.
According to Eleanor, "One of the things that drew me to writing about the straight edge movement was the incredibly independent ethic of this DIY scene. Within a few years, without their parents, before the Internet, teenagers across the country had invented their own subculture and the means to support and disseminate it--through music, through zines, through the mail. I'm interested in what these kinds of youth cultures can teach us about crafting our own futures and setting the stage for a productive civic life."
Please join us for what promises to be an engaging conversation with our very own celebrity!
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