About this Collection

Begun in 1982 by Armstrong State College’s Department of Languages, Literature and Dramatic Arts, the lecture series soon expanded to include faculty from other departments and continues to the present. Each spring a committee selects 8-10 lectures from proposals submitted by faculty across campus. Aimed at both the campus and wider community, many lecturers present a popular take on an academic specialty—such as a Criminal Justice professor on “Use of Deadly Force” (1987) or a lecture on Irish literature for St. Patrick ’s Day or a mathematician’s answer to “Does it pay to play the lottery?” Others are more personal such as when Dr. Evelyn Dandy answered the question, “What is it like to be the only one?” (1989.) And some draw on faculty members’ outside interests, such as historian Robert Patterson’s “Baseball as Metaphor.” In 1996 the series was named after Robert Ingram Strozier, alum and long serving member of Armstrong’s English faculty who spearheaded the creation of the series and was a lively contributor.

A selection of historic Strozier Faculty Lectures have been digitized and are available in streaming and downloadable video as part of Lane Library's Special Collections in Digital Commons.

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Lectures from 2006

Kazakhstan: Land in the Middle, Patrick Thomas

Lectures from 2005

Risking Who One Is: Feminism and Public Spaces, Teresa Winterhalter

The Legacy of Duke Ellington, Randall Reese

Literacy and Health: Photovoice, a Qualitative Study in the Community, Meg Walworth and Jacquie Fraser

Lectures from 2003

An Introduction to the Piano Music of Afican American Composers, Kevin Hampton

In Vino Chemia, James Bryd

Lectures from 1997

Searching for Native Orchids in Belize, Freya Zipperer

Lectures from 1994

A Ghost of a Chance, Jennie Patton

Lectures from 1993

The Limerick: Lewd, Lascivious and Soporific, Robert Strozier