Gary E. Moulton will speak here April 19 The University of South Dakota School of Business will present the Arthur A. Volk Symposium on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The featured speaker is Dr. Gary E. Moulton, the Thomas C. Sorenson Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The symposium will be held at the Buffalo Run Winery, 1500 W. Main Street, Vermillion, and is open to the public. Moulton's lecture is titled "The Seven Habits of Some Highly Effective Explorers" and will be preceded by a dinner at 6 p.m.
Moulton has served as editor of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1979-1999), a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His main areas of interest include historical editing, the exploration of the American West and American Indians. Moulton has published a biography of Chief John Ross of the Cherokees, a two-volume edition of his papers, articles on Ross and the Cherokees, and essays relating to Lewis and Clark.
Moulton has had a distinguished career that includes consulting for the Ken Burns' 1997 film titled Lewis and Clark: The Journal of the Corps of Discovery. In 1998 he served on the United States Mint's design selection committee for the one-dollar Sacagawea coin. His book, The Atlas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, won the Wrangler Award in 1984 for best western non-fiction book from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
During the summer of 1999, Moulton served as scholar-in-resident at the Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Astoria, OR. He currently serves as a resident fellow at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA.
For tickets to the dinner, or more information, contact Shelly Meyers at (605) 677-5455 by April 13.