Brown bag series begins with Halloween history

By Staff

La Catarina

System Staff Council is presenting a series of brown bag lunches featuring presentations from members of the University of Colorado community.

The series begins Oct. 18 with “When the Veil is Thin: The History of Halloween.”  Rebecca Hunt, Ph.D., a senior instructor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, will talk about Celtic and neo-pagan traditions, Dia de los Muertos and other modern Halloween celebrations.

The sessions will run from noon to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month through June 2012 at 1800 Grant St. in the first floor conference room. Attendance is free; bring your own lunch.

The rest of the schedule:

Nov. 15 Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Session and CU Advocacy
Presented by Tanya Kelly-Bowry, vice president, Office of Government Relations, and Michele McKinney, director, external affairs and advocacy
Dec. 20 History of Juggling
Presented by Ken McConnellogue, vice president of communication
Jan. 17, 2012 No-Sweat Yoga: Techniques to use at your desk to de-stress
Presented by Beth Mullin Rotach, instructor at Anschutz Medical Campus
Feb. 21, 2012 The History of Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Presented by Richelle Munkhoff, Ph.D., assistant professor at CU-Boulder
March 20, 2012 A Ditch in Time: Denver, the West and Water
Presented by Patricia Limerick, Ph.D., professor at CU-Boulder
April 17, 2012 Identity Theft
Presented by Debbie Chapman and Karen O’Dell, internal audit department
May 15, 2012 Shakespeare Presentation
June 19, 2012 Unusual Identifications
Presented by John McDowell, D.D.S., associate professor at Anschutz Medical Campus