October 29, 2012
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Dr. Jerry Burns, professor of English at Marian University, will host an evening presentation on Thursday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium.
An informational session on Marian's "The Best of Southern England and London Tour," scheduled for May 23-31, 2013, will be held immediately following the lecture. Dr. Steven DiSalvo, president of Marian University, is the travel host and Valerie and Wayne Graczyk of Someday Travel are the tour directors.
Burns will discuss the history and development of the English language. He will also address the relevance of the past in relation to today's 21st century British culture and the influence of British culture on the United States.
"As Americans, many of us are descendants of Great Britain," said Burns. "Some of the best of what we have in the United States is derived from the early foundations, such as our judicial system. Britain is a part of who we are as a country and is a part of our heritage. It is also our strongest ally in the 21st century."
Burns has been a faculty member at Marian University for 25 years, where he has taught numerous courses on modern and contemporary British literature and Shakespeare. He lived in Great Britain while studying for his doctorate degree and has spent two semesters teaching in England through Marian's study abroad program.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Paul Neuberger, vice president for advancement, at email@example.com or 920-923-7613.