Bridges: Crossing Cultural Divides, July 11

John CorvinoThe Education Department is pleased to announce a new lecture for this summer called Bridges: Crossing Cultural Divides . The lecture, sponsored by Donald Loyd, long-time friend and supporter of Bay View, will discuss the areas of diversity and other cultural issues facing our society. The event takes place on July 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Voorhies Hall with the selected speaker, Dr. John Corvino, Professor and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Wayne State University in Detroit. This author/lecturer is the recipient of several awards including the 2012 Professor of the Year Award from the Presidents Council of the State Universities of Michigan and a 2004 Spirit of Detroit Award. Corvino’s specific focus in the lecture is “Conversation Stoppers and the Culture Wars.” The program is open to the public and donations at the door will be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven, July 22

Meet with the documentary writer and photographer team while viewing the art exhibit. Nominated for several awards, this film retraces the steps and precise locations from which the famous Group of Seven painted the remote, rugged, wilderness of northern Ontario and ultimately created a new painting technique in 1920. Enjoy the breathtaking cinematography and uplifting musical score. View archival film of the artists themselves never seen before. Sponsored by the Bay View Education Department in collaboration with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Crooked Tree Arts Council, and North Central Michigan College.

Tickets at the box office: $10 advanced sale, $15 at the night of the event (includes reception) Film viewing time is 70 minutes. Join us in viewing this prestigious film in Hall Auditorium and reception immediately following in Evelyn Hall.

American Experience Week: July 30 - Aug. 3

Dr. Kevin BoyleThe speaker is Kevin Boyle who is the William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University whose book Arc of Justice won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Professor Boyle is currently working on a new book, The Splendid Dead: An American Ordeal, which centers around the story of the infamous anarchists, Sacco and Vanzetti. It is to be published by Houghton Mifflin. He will be discussing the societal impact of the people, places, and events of the 60’s decade.

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The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

1715 Encampment Ave
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-347-6225



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To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

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