Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series Begins

Published on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

All lectures in the series take place in the newly renovated Daniels Hall in the Borger Academic Building, 9 Washburn Square, Leicester, and are open to the Becker College community and to the general public at no charge. RSVPs to are encouraged, as seating is limited. Call 508-373-9460 for more information. The Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series is a public forum that invites scholars and professionals to present lectures on topics of interest and importance to the Becker College community.

Southwest Airlines – The Greatest LUV Story in Aviation History
Thursday, September 24, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
Colleen Barrett ’64 – President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines

Ms. Barrett will explore the core beliefs that have helped Southwest Airlines become the greatest and most successful corporate airline in aviation history. In doing so she’ll provide an entertaining and insightful look into the strategies and people who make Southwest Airlines so successful.

America and The National Pastime: Baseball in the Classroom
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
Sol Gittleman, PhD – Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor, Tufts University

Prof. Gittleman will examine baseball both inside and outside the lines: how it was played, the men—and occasionally the women—who played it, and the place of the game in the American psyche.


Use Case and You: Practical Applications of a Use Case for All Game Disciplines
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
Bill Mrochek – Executive Producer, 38 Studios

Mr. Mrochek will talk about the composition of all the systems included in the deployment of an online game, and the role of each discipline in taking the customer oriented approach and building high client retention.


Wildlife Management and Conservation in Africa
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Wouter van Hoven – Director of EcoLife, Director of the Centre for Wildlife
Management and Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. van Hoven will speak about best practices in wildlife management and conservation and the greatest threats to wildlife welfare in Africa today.

Are We Seeing More Crime or Do We Have Better Reporting?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
Judge Martha P. Grace – Retired Chief Justice, Massachusetts Juvenile Court Department

Judge Grace will speak about the impact of today’s media environment on the criminal justice system.