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A Note from the President’s Office ...

   Friday Speaker Series 2018-2019 Luncheon Schedule

Speaker Series events begin at 11:45 a.m. Each monthly program will be held in the Viking Room located in the Student Center building on the Hillsboro campus. Admission is $7 per person, which includes a buffet lunch with beverages and dessert. 

Remember... call or email each month to add your name to the reservation list. RSVP to Lisa Vinyard at 636-481-3101 or via email to

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Raymond Cummiskey, President                       Lisa Vinyard, Administrative Assistant


September 7, 2018

        Presentation:              HOW RUDE! THE CHANGING FORMS OF POLITE BEHAVIOR
:                    Ms. Jaime Bourassa, Associate Archivist,
                                                      Missouri Historical Society

        Reservation Date:      September 4, 2018

                                                 Did you know that spittoons were considered a step forward in polite
                                                 behavior? Have you ever wondered about the etiquette of calling cards
                                                 or dance cards? What about hats and gloves? Was it ever polite to eat
                                                 with your knife? Delve into the ever-evolving standards of politeness
                                                 that illuminate the relations among men, women, classes, and races.

Friday Speaker Series presenters represent a broad spectrum of fields and subjects including regional, national and international agencies and organizations; regional landmarks; education; historical events; professional sports; and film and television. 

View videos of previous presentations, brought to you by JCTV.

For cancellations due to inclement weather conditions, call (636)797-3000/942-3000 or TDD (636)789-5772.