Budd Hallberg, adjunct instructor in philosophy, first in 20th Anniversary Speaker Series
Sept. 10, 2010
GETTYSBURG – “Political Correctness and its Influence on American Culture” will be the topic of remarks by Budd Hallberg at the Gettysburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in meeting room 120A.
Hallberg, a HACC adjunct instructor in philosophy, will examine the origins of political correctness, tell how it gained prominence in America, and explain its “horrific impact on American culture.”
He is the author of “Return to First Principles,” a book that advocates a return to the tenets that made our country great in the first place. Concerned about the social, economic and political realities that his students face in the 21st century, Hallberg studied nearly 100 texts, journal articles and other publications before writing “Return to First Principles” to explain the history of how America was built, how the country has drifted from the founding principles, and ways in which the nation can return to those principles.
The book is self published through AuthorHouse and was released in December.
Hallberg’s talk is part of the HACC-Gettysburg Campus 20th Anniversary Speakers Series, which features presentations throughout the year on arts, culture, history and politics. Other upcoming topics and presentations include:
“Depression Era Gangsters” will be presented by Fred Gantz, HACC adjunct instructor in sociology, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room (room 130).
In the mid-1930s America experienced a brief period of gangster activity which was unknown to this country. Technology advances and changes in the American lifestyle provided an opportunity for these gangsters, such as John Dillinger and Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, to become national heroes. Join Professor Gantz as he explores this exciting time in American history.
“Surviving Chaos in the Media,” a panel discussion moderated by Patrick Early, APR,
HACC vice president of public relations and marketing, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room (room 130).
Reaching your audience these days takes many forms. Not only has traditional media atomized, there are the fast-evolving, ever-changing social network media – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and possibilities that could emerge by the time we gather! Join us for a moderated panel discussion with subject matter experts on surviving the chaos of new and old media.           
            “Islamic Culture and the Arts” will be presented by Robin O’Bryan, Ph.D., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.16, in meeting room 120A.
O’Bryan, HACC adjunct instructor in art history and adjunct assistant professor of visual arts at Gettysburg College, will address the origins of Muslim faith and key aspects of Islamic culture. The lecture will examine the distinctive art and architecture developed in the name of this new religion. The investigation also will focus on the role of geometry, calligraphy, and the “dazzling mastery of technique” which inspired the creation of a uniquely Islamic aesthetic.        
            All presentations are free and open to the public. HACC-Gettysburg Campus is located at 731 Old Harrisburg Road, near Weis Market and Adams County National Bank. For more information, call 717-337-3855.  
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