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Saint Vincent to host next installment of Manoli Lecture

Saint Vincent to host next installment of Manoli Lecture

by Public Relations | November 20, 2023

LATROBE, PA—Saint Vincent College’s Charles G. Manoli Tribute Lecture Series will continue at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, with a presentation by Dr. Tim Kelly and Dr. Dennis McDaniel entitled “Our Back Pages: Saint Vincent College in the 1960s.”

Presented by the Saint Vincent College School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS); the Peace and Justice Studies program; and the Charles G. and Anita L. Manoli Scholarship Committee, the lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Dupré Pavilion on the Saint Vincent College campus.2023-Manoli-Lecture.JPG

Dr. Tim Kelly, professor of history in AHSS, has been teaching at Saint Vincent for 28 years and serves as the chair of the History Department, director of the Honors Program, and director of the Peace and Justice Studies program. He has a range of research interests with the common thread being the study of the ways that ordinary people perceived, experienced and ultimately shaped the world. Dr. Kelly explains that he examines how “cultural phenomena have shaped those understandings and experiences, including religion, popular culture, the economy, sports and a dynamic and often enduring sense of justice and community.” He brings this approach to this lecture as an examination of how the people of Saint Vincent College, especially students, engaged with the cultural and political phenomena of the time.

Dr. Dennis McDaniel, professor of English in AHSS, has been teaching at Saint Vincent for 29 years and is a class of 1979 alumnus. Dr. McDaniel's teaching and research interests range from British Renaissance literature to popular music studies. In all of his courses, be they introductory or advanced, writing courses or literature courses, Dr. McDaniel's students explore forms and statements of cultural resistance. His particular interest in the Saint Vincent of the 1960s is in how students and faculty responded to the events in this decade through writing and the arts.

The late Charles “Chuck” G. Manoli Sr., Saint Vincent College emeritus professor of history, taught at SVC for more than 40 years. He was a graduate of the Saint Vincent Preparatory School (1945) and Saint Vincent College (1951) and was honored by the College with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in 2005. After a brief illness, he passed away on Aug. 13, 2016, at the age of 89. Chuck Manoli was a beloved and revered faculty member who challenged and encouraged his students to critically analyze the status quo. His image is featured on the poster for the event, standing with students and monks protesting the Vietnam war.