59th Harrington Lecture to feature USD psychology professor Sept. 20

Randal Quevillon, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of South Dakota, will present the 59th annual Harrington Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Farber Hall, which is located inside Old Main.


Quevillon, who is chair of the psychology department at USD, will present the program, Scholars of Community in the Community of Scholars. As a specialist in rural community interventions and the stress of agricultural life for the Disaster Mental Health Institute, Quevillon has served as a community consultant for the American Red Cross following the Hurricane Katrina disaster in the New Orleans area in 2005 and as a Disaster Mental Health Services volunteer to the World Trade Center three days after the terrorist attacks of Sept.11, 2001.

He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a masters degree in psychology from the University of Montana, and graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Harrington Lecture Series, originally called the Annual Lecture on Liberal Education, was re-named in 1966 in honor of the late Elbert Harrington, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor Emeritus of communication. The Harrington Lecture is an annual event featuring a distinguished professor with long-standing service to the College of Arts and Sciences. Doors for the program, which is free to open to the public, will open at 6:30 p.m. A reception honoring Quevillon will be held immediately following the lecture.

For more information about the 2011 Harrington Lecture, please contact USDs College of Arts & Sciences at (605) 677-5221 or email as@usd.edu.

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