Mar 10, 2017

Honors Symposium Lecture Series Continues March 14 and 16

As part of FVCC’s 2017 Honors Symposium lecture series, Dr. Jim Elser from the University of Montana and the Flathead Lake Biological Station will speak on March 14 about the complex ecology of Flathead Lake.

The next two lectures in FVCC’s 2017 Honors Symposium are scheduled for March 14 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Technology Building’s large community room. The theme of this year’s Honors Symposium is “The Way Forward: Why Change is Inevitable” and features a series of lectures that explore opportunities and challenges resulting from changes occurring on the social and ecological landscapes. The lectures are free and open to the public.

On March 14, Dr. Jim Elser will share information about “The Past, Present and Future of Flathead Lake – and Lakes Beyond.” Elser is a professor of ecology at the University of Montana and the director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station at Yellow Bay.

On March 16, Dr. Blake Weidenheft will present “Bacteria, Their Viruses, and How They Taught Us to Perform Genome Surgery.”  Weidenheft is an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Montana State University. He recently received a scientific career award from President Obama for his research on virus-fighting bacteria. His research has led to new strategies for curing genetic diseases in humans.

The 2017 Honors Symposium is funded in part by the Kalispell branch of the American Association of University Women, FVCC Alumni and Friends and the Theodore Chase Endowment Fund.

For more information, visit or call event organizer Dr. Christina Relyea at 756-3946.