|Creator||Rodes-Helm Lecture Series (WKU)|
|Title||Rodes-Helm Lecture - An Evening with a Scientist and a News Man|
|Year Range From||1986|
|Year Range To||1986|
Rodes-Helm lecture by Harry Gray and James Ausenbaugh entitled An Evening with A Scientist and a News Man moderated by Lowell Harrison. The lecture format allows each speaker 20 minutes to present his/her topic, response time to each other and ends with a question / answer session from the audience.
Dr. Harry Gray, a leading authority in the field of solar energym, fears that science is advancing so fast on so many fronts that the public can't keep up. More specifically, he worries that the news media's ability - or commitment - to help keep the public informed is limited. Since public opinion affects public policy which in turn has an effect on scientific development, this situation has tremendous implications for the future. [Rodes-Helm Lecture Series Program]
James Ausenbaugh joined WKU as a professor of journalism in 1976. Prior to that time he worked at the Louisville Courier-Journal, Stars and Stripes and Evansville Press.
Harry Gray is a Bowling Green native, WKU graduate and Arnold Beckman professor of chemistry at California Institute of Technology since 1966.
|Admin / Biog History||
The Rodes-Helm Lecture Series was endowed for $25,000 in 1961 by Harold and Mary (Rodes) Helm of Montclair, New Jersey. Both Mr. and Mrs. Helm were natives of Bowling Green. The lecture series honors the memories of Mary Helm's father Judge John B. Rodes, former Circuit Judge of Warren County, and Harold Helm's sister Margie Helm, former Director of Library Services at what was then known as Western Kentucky State College. Income from the endowment fund is devoted to bringing outstanding lecturers to the WKU campus. [http://www.wku.edu/coursecatalog/index.php?subcategoryid=119 & College Heights Herald, 9/27/1961]
Western Kentucky University
|Finding Aids||TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/161/|
|Dates of Creation||1986|
|Caption||WKU Archives Documents|
|Recording Media||Cassette Tape|
|Narrator's Name||Lowell Harrison|
|Interview Place||WKU, Bowling Green, KY|
|Length of Interview||120 min.|
|Number of Images||1|
|Access Conditions||no restrictions|
|Level of Description||Item|
Medicine and Health Sciences