The University of Evansville‘s inaugural lecture in the Mosaic Speaker Series is set for Thursday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall, room 170 within the Schroeder School of Business on UE’s campus. The event is open to the public, and there will be no charge for admission.
This new lecture series aims to recognize and celebrate the many representations of diversity found within and around the University of Evansville community.
The lecture will be given by Lynn Long and will be titled, “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”: A Journey of Redemption.
Lynn Long is an enrolled member of the Lac Du Flambeau Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin and the first Native American to earn an undergraduate degree in Visual Arts at Judson University in 1984. As a first-generation college student, she is a current doctoral student at National Louis University where she also received her Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction in 2016. Her Middle School endorsements here include Language Arts and Social Studies and a K-9 endorsement in English as a Second Language. She also earned her Elementary Teaching Certification at Trinity International University in 2012.
In addition to her educational experiences, she also has professional experience as a Graphic Designer in the publishing industry.
She traveled nationwide for 7 years and visited 50 reservations and 2 Canadian Reserves, where she did volunteer work with a nationwide youth organization, On Eagles Wings. Currently, she is proposing Higher Education Native recruitment initiatives to her alma mater and coalition schools. For the past 4 years, she is providing tribal initiatives for her own reservation’s public school, while facilitating a Native student group at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Long has 2 sons and lives in Elgin, Illinois.
The lecture will be held in honor of Native American heritage month and is sponsored by The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. For any inquiries, contact Megan Sicard at 812.488.2279.