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Culinary lecture - Chef Lois Ellen Frank

Dowagiac Area History Museum
The chefs of Red Mesa Cuisine in Santa Fe, New Mexico will be bringing their blend of Native America traditional and contemporary cuisine to Dowagiac.
Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Kiowa), originally from Long Island, New York, is an accomplished chef, author, food historian, and photographer. She earned her Ph.D. in Culinary Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2011. Her cookbook "Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations" won the James Beard Award in the Americana category.
Chef Walter Whitewater (Navajo) was raised traditionally in Pinon, Arizona and began cooking as a young boy. He began cooking professionally in 1992. He has worked under several chefs with varying ethnic backgrounds throughout his career taking him from Classical to Asian and ultimately to Contemporary Southwest.
This year's culinary events begin with a conversation on traditional food and culture with the chefs on Thursday evening. Cooking demonstrations, with limited seating, will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning. All attending the demonstrations will have an opportunity to sample the food that is prepared.

Dogwood Fine Arts Festival

Marshall County Welcomes Award Winning Author Larita Killian

Conference Center of the Marshall County Historical Museum 123 N Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563
Meet the Author: Larita Killian
Marshall County Welcomes celebrated author, Larita Killian

Larita Killian, Ed.D., is an educator and CPA in southern Indiana. Her work has appeared in the Stanford Observer, Traces of Indiana, and several academic journals. She is a recipient of many awards including the national educator award from the Association of Government Accountants.

In her upcoming book talk in Plymouth, Larita Killian will discuss Zimbabwe Bound: A Woman’s Journey Through Africa with a special emphasis on the life of Anna Mackenzie’s mother, Effie Chandler. Effie Chandler was one of the children who came to Marshall County on the orphan trains many years ago.

Larita Killian traces the courageous life of Anna Mackenzie, from her mother, Effie’s historic beginnings as an Orphan Train child selected to stay in Indiana through Anna’s decision to pursue her love to Africa poignantly told though letters from Anna, missionaries, and other contemporaries.

Do not miss this chance to welcome and meet this celebrated author. The evening will be held in the Conference Center of the Marshall County Historical Society Museum starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 16. Food and refreshments will be available. The book talk begins at 7 p.m. and is free.

Meet the Author is a collaboration of the Plymouth Public Library, Friends of the Plymouth Public Library and the Marshall County Historical Society Museum

Plymouth Public Library: 574-936-2324, ext 101
Marshall County Historical Museum: 574-936-2306

Author Tom Peters to speak at 2014 HR Indiana Conference and VIP breakfast

JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
2014 Annual HR Indiana Conference from August 25-27.
World-renowned author Tom Peters will be the closing keynote speaker for the 20th Annual HR Indiana Conference. Peters also will be presenting at a VIP breakfast with local business executives on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Indiana State Museum. For more information about the conference or the VIP Breakfast, visit or call (317) 841-8202.

Mark Records, Conference Administrator, (317) 841-8202,

Technology Showcase

Gillespie Center, 53995 Indiana 933 South Bend, IN 46637
The Technology Showcase hosted by Advanced Imaging Solutions and Pinnacle, is a round-robin style event covering technology-related topics pertinent to today's business leaders.
Learn about HIPAA compliance and regulations, the importance of Technology Roadmaps for business, the ins and outs of Cloud Computing, and the hidden costs associated with printing. Listen to Keynote Speaker, Bill McDonough from Accretive of Indiana as he shares ways to find hidden savings for your organization and how to plan for the future in an unstable economy.

The event is free to attend, but seating is limited. For topic times and details or to register, please visit us at:

Staci Emery,, 574.243.1096 ext. 243

Lecture series: "Wounded by the Gift of Love: A Eucharistic Poetics"

Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame campus
The Notre Dame Center for LIturgy, in the Institute for Church Life, hosts the fourth in a series of lectures. "Unmade by Design: The Eucharist and Other Medieval Works of Art", presented by Aden Kumler, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Chicago. This lecture series is made possible by a generous grant from The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), Henkels Lectures, University of Notre Dame.

Barbara Luter, 631-5436

The 2012 McMahon Aquinas Lecture

Sep 5, 2012 7pm

Saint Mary's College, Student Center Lounge
Professor John Haldane, Director of the Centre for Ethics,Philosophy and Public Affairs at St. Andrews University in Scotland, Chairman of the Royal Institute for Philosophy in London, and Consultor to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture in Rome, will explore two very different accounts of the nature of human beings and their place in the Universe--those of the contemporary philosopher Thomas Nagel and of the great medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas--considering how these relate to the question of evolution. No charge and open to the public. Reception to follow. For more information, please visit

Professor Michael Waddell, Saint Mary's College, 574-284-4169

Christian Culture Lecture

Sep 25, 2012 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saint Mary's College, O'Laughlin Auditorium
James Carroll, “one of the most adept and versatile writers on the American scene today” (Denver Post), is the award-winning author, columnist for The Boston Globe, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University in Boston, will discuss the tension between religious tradition and change and how institutional reform must be brought to completion.

Reserve free tickets online at or (574) 284-4626.

For more information, please visit: or (574) 284-4626