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Provost Lecture Series to focus on volcanic eruption


An Austin Peay State University geologist whose expertise in volcanoes is well established in the field will share a three-dimensional analysis of the 1999 eruption of the Shishaldin Volcano in Alaska as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Lindsay Szramek, assistant professor of geosciences, will present “Three-Dimensional Analysis of Mafic Pumice from the 1999 sub-Plinian eruption of Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska” at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Sessions of the Provost Lecture Series also can be viewed in real time via online streaming at The sessions also are recorded and can be viewed later on APSU’s iTunes public site at

Szramek received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Science in geology from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Prior to coming to APSU in 2011, she was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has presented papers on her research interests in volcanology at several meetings and publications.

Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year. All sessions are from 3-4:30 p.m. in the MUC, Room 303 and include the following:

Nov. 15: Dr. Antonio Thompson

Nov. 29: Leong Lee

Jan. 10: Taj Hashmi

Jan. 17: Foloshade Agusto

Jan. 24: Mercy Cannon

Jan. 31: C.M. Gienger

Feb. 7: Dr. Tatsushi Hirono

Feb. 12: Christopher Burawa

Feb. 14: Dr. Alex King

Feb. 21: Andriy Kovalskyy

Feb. 28: Suta Lee

March 7: Dr. Sergei Markov

March 21: Dr. Kristofer Ray

March 28: Dr. Ayman Alzaatreh

April 4: Stephen Truhon

April 11: Jason Verber

April 18: Paul Collins

April 19: Carol Baskauf

The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Dr. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU, at 931-221-7992 or email him at