Lecture on leadership scheduled at Northwestern April 25

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Lecture on leadership scheduled at Northwestern April 25

April 18, 2011

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Marvel Lectureship Series will present “Dr. Rufus Fears on Leadership” on April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ranger Room on the Alva campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fears is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty. He also currently serves as David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Fears was a professor of history and Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer at Indiana University, and professor of classical studies and chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Boston University.

An acclaimed teacher and scholar who has won 25 awards for teaching excellence, Fears was chosen Professor of the Year on three occasions by students at the University of Oklahoma. His other accolades include the Medal for Excellence in College and University Teaching from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Great Plains Region Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the UCEA's National Award for Teaching Excellence.

Fears' books and monographs include “The Cult of Jupiter and Roman Imperial Ideology” and “The Theology of Victory at Rome.” He has edited a three-volume edition of “Selected Writings of Lord Acton.” His discussions of the Great Books have appeared in newspapers across the country and have aired on national television and radio programs.

For more information contact Dr. Mike Knedler, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, at (580) 327-8590 or jmknedler@nwosu.edu.