Beatles Authority Kenneth Womack to speak in Corvallis

“It was 50 Years Ago Today…The Beatles and the 60s: A Conversation with World-Renowned Beatles Authority Ken Womack” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 at the Construction & Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

He is the author or editor of 35 books, including “Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles,” “The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles,” “The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four” and a two-volume biography of Beatles producer George Martin. Womack’s writing has also appeared in Salon, Slate, Variety, The Independent, The Guardian, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Womack is Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, where he also serves as Professor of English. He is the author of three award-winning novels, including John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel (2010), The Restaurant at the End of the World (2012), and Playing the Angel (2013). His latest novel, I Am Lemonade Lucy!, is forthcoming in 2019. 

The LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, 97331. 

Story by: Celene Carillo, celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2137

Contact: Bob Santelli, robert.santelli@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-179

 

 

Presidential historian and ABC analyst Mark K. Updegrove to speak in Corvallis.

October 15, 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. – “LBJ, the Great Society and the 1960s: A conversation with presidential historian and ABC analyst Mark K. Updegrove” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Construction & Engineering Hall at The LaSells Stewart Center. The talk is free and open to the public.


 

Updegrove’s appearance is part of the Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts’ new series, “The 60s: The Decade that Changed America.” The series celebrates the cultural and artistic impact the 1960s have had on the past five decades of American life. The series was created by OSU’s director of performing arts, journalist and historian Bob Santelli.

Mark K. Updegrove is the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation and serves as Presidential Historian for ABC News, where he appears regularly on “Good Morning America” and “This Week.” He was the director of the LBJ Presidential Library from 2009-2017 and hosted the 2014 Civil Rights Summit, which included Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. During his tenure, he also oversaw a major renovation of the Library’s core museum exhibits.

Updegrove is the author of four books on the presidency including “The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush” and “Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency.” He has written for The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, The Daily Beast, Time, Parade, and National Geographic and has conducted exclusive interviews with five U.S. presidents.

Earlier in his career, Updegrove served as the publisher of Newsweek and president of Time Magazine's Canadian edition.

The LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, 97331. For additional information about the series visit: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/60s-decade-changed-america. This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.

Story by: Celene Carillo, celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2137

Contact: Bob Santelli, robert.santelli@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-179