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Exhibit of Michael Adams Photography Featured in Farnham Feb. 20-March 23

“I love film,” Adams said in his artist’s statement. “I love its depth, granularity and challenge. Film cameras are old friends and they have a heft that is comforting. And when one is shooting film there is a tendency for one to be self-editing and judicious with resources. So it came as a bit of a surprise to me, someone who views the analog world as this mythic wondrous place, to find such pleasure in iPhone imagery.” More…

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Simpson Student, Family Collect $20K on “Family Feud” Show

“During designated commercial times, Steve Harvey would tell the audience about his life stories, which was awesome to hear about,” Tyler Smaha said. “Also, he took a lot of time to get to know each family beforehand, which made it easier to be comfortable and natural on stage for filming.” More…

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Chuck Hagel, Former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator, to Deliver Culver Lecture

Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Center, said, “The Culver Center is honored to welcome Secretary Hagel to Simpson College to deliver this year’s Culver Lecture. His far-ranging, dedicated service to our nation and to presidents of both parties gives him unique and timely insights into critically important issues of national security, intelligence, and foreign relations.” More…

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Exhibit Featuring Work of Madai Taylor Comes to Farnham Galleries Nov. 7

In his artist statement, Taylor said, “To me, earth has been very intriguing and contains a mystic, organic beauty. It is an original, primordial material that lends itself to an immense range of tone, nuance and texture, which I manipulate to create calm, thought-provoking non-subjective images, imbued with history, spirituality and the struggle of mankind.” More…

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Simpson to Host Iowa Philosophical Society Conference on Nov. 5

Michael Titelbaum, a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, will give the keynote address, “How Common are Reasons,” at 5 p.m. in Jordan Lecture Hall. Titelbaum is well known in the philosophy field for his research and publications in the fields of ethics and epistemology. More…