Bismarck State College's fourth major public symposium, "The ‘60s: Turmoil and Transformation" Nov. 3-5 will be available via Pay-Per-View for those unable to attend in person. The $79 Pay-Per-View registration provides access to all the daytime presentations except Lynn Novick on Vietnam. Full in-person registration is $149 per person.
To learn more and to register for Pay-Per-View, go to the 1960s website.
About the Symposium
Anchored by Clay Jenkinson, BSC distinguished scholar of the humanities, "The ‘60s: Turmoil and Transformation" covers the period between the assassination of President John Kennedy (Nov. 22, 1963) and the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975).
Speakers include Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright on growing up in the 1960s, author Rick Perlstein on the Nixon presidency, journalist Andrew Chaikin on the space race, and documentary producer Lynn Novick and military historian Geoffrey Wawro on the Vietnam War.
Other presenters are national television expert Mary Ann Watson, renowned Beatles historian and author Mark Lewisohn, environmental writer Mark H. Lytle, and feminist icon Gloria Steinem via recorded interview. AIM founder Clyde Bellacourt will explore the civil rights movement in North Dakota through the lens of the Native American experience.
Local panelists are scheduled in conjunction with the Steinem interview and the North Dakota student response to the Vietnam War. BSC students will represent different years of the era through short, Chautauqua-like dramatizations throughout the event.
The symposium begins Tuesday night with "The Newlywed Game" host Bob Eubanks and special guest Dawn Wells, best known as Mary Ann Summers, the simple farm girl on the popular television show, "Gilligan's Island." The show opens at 7 p.m. in the Bavendick Stateroom, National Energy Center of Excellence, with a welcome from BSC President Larry C. Skogen.
On Wednesday, a concert by The New Christy Minstrels wraps up the first full day. The folk group performs at 7:30 p.m. in Belle Mehus City Auditorium, downtown Bismarck. Concert tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Find the three-day schedule, online registration link, Pay-per-view information, presenter biographies, and recommended books associated with the symposium at the 1960s website. For more information, call 701-224-5600 or 877-846-9387.
Arrangements for the appearance of Bob Eubanks made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, N.Y.