The Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will continue its spring schedule with a double presentation on the works of famed author, J. R. R. Tolkien titled "There and Back Again: Journeys Through Tolkien's Middle Earth" on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Friday, Feb. 19 in the PC Theater.
The talks will feature a roundtable discussion with Porterville College professors: James Entz (Art), Jay Hargis (History), Ann Marie Wagstaff (English) and Richard Goode (Geology). The group will examine the works of J.R.R. Tolkien (including “The Hobbit” and “the Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and discuss their literary, cultural importance and global influence.
The Wednesday talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.in the PC Theater. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Please visit the front desk to obtain a parking permit for the event. A second presentation will take place from 7- 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 in the PC Theater. Both events are open to the public and free to attend. Parking permits will not be required Friday evening. Guests are encouraged to dress up in grand Middle Earth style to compete for prizes.
Look for more C.H.A.P. presentations coming up throughout the spring.
The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students' awareness of certain important aspects of our society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. Additionally, a variety of field trips, guest speakers, panel discussions and videos are presented throughout the year and are all open to the public. For more information about C.H.A.P. call Dr. Robert Simpkins at (559) 791-2464.
Porterville College is located at 100 E. College Avenue in Porterville. For more information visit www.portervillecollege.edu or call (559) 791-2200.