Threshold Series

Michael MacCambridgeMichael MacCambridge
April 6, 2017
Author, Chuck Noll: His Life's Work

Author Michael MacCambridge, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on professional and college football, will be the next speaker in the Saint Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. The title of his talk is taken from his latest book, Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work, which was released in the fall of 2016. The talk will be preceded by the campus debut showing of the National Football League Film’s highly-acclaimed documentary, A Football Life: Chuck Noll, at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free to both the film and the lecture but reservations are required. Persons requesting tickets may either call the box office at 724-805-2177 or go online at Tickets will be held at the box office for pickup upon arrival for the presentation; no tickets are mailed in advance.

Cover of book Chuck Noll -- His Life's Work

MacCambridge is an author who has written about movies, music and popular culture but is best known for his books about professional and college football.

His latest book, Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work, was released in the fall of last year and offers a comprehensive report on the life of the legendary Steelers coach who was the youngest in a German Catholic family in Cleveland. Attendees will learn more about his drive to succeed which was inspired by his father’s illness and his own health issues which made him curious about the life of the mind and his quest to maintain a balance through his life. Read more...

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The popular Threshold Series was established by the College in 1981 through a grant from the McKenna Foundation of Latrobe to provide a public forum for presentations by distinguished speakers.

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The Threshold Series

Threshold logoSaint Vincent College established the Threshold Series in 1981 when the Kennametal Foundation of Latrobe made a substantial grant to the College for the creation of an ongoing series of lectures and cultural events.

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Previous Speakers

Threshold logoPrevious Threshold speakers have included:

  • Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.
  • Carl Sagan
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Claire Bloom
  • Alex Haley
  • Lt. General James A. Abrahamson
  • Stephen F. Cohen
  • Ralph Nader
  • Robert Jarvik
  • Michael Medved
  • Jane Bryant Quinn
  • Harold S. Kushner
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Archduke Rudolph of Austria
  • Roger Cossack
  • Heinz-Joachim Fischer
  • Jerome Oetgen
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Colleen Carroll Campbell
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Steven Johnson