HPU Professor Of English Gives Lecture At Library

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 23, 2010 – Dr. Kirstin Squint, assistant professor of English at High Point University, recently gave a lecture at the McDowell County Public Library in Marion, N.C.

Squint’s lecture focused on Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel “Ceremony.” She discussed how the novel’s representation of Laguna Pueblo spirituality helped to heal the emotionally-scarred protagonist, a World War II veteran.

The lecture, which was sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, was part of the “Let’s Talk About It” program. The program is a discussion series that brings scholars and community members together in public libraries to explore how a particular theme is illuminated in selected books, films, and poetry. The current theme is “Explorations of Faith in Literature.”

“The lecture was a great experience. I particularly enjoyed engaging with the audience afterward, during the discussion portion of the evening,” Squint says. “They asked thoughtful questions and made connections with the other books they are reading in the ‘Let’s Talk About It’ series.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America?s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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