Memphis University School invites you to a presentation in Hyde Chapel at 9:35 a.m. Friday, April 5, featuring Dr. Louis Markos, The Great Coursescontributor, Houston Baptist University professor, and author. He will discuss the importance of a liberal arts education and the value of studying the great books of the Western cannon.
After his assembly presentation, Markos will hold open forums from 10:45 a.m. until 12:40 p.m.
Scholar in Residence and Robert H. Ray Professor of Humanities at Houston Baptist University, Markos is a full-time teacher who has written 18 books and delivered more than 300 public lectures. The Iliad; The Odyssey; The Aeneid; C.S. Lewis; J.R.R. Tolkien; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Romantic poetry are a few of the subjects covered in his books.
Markos earned his bachelor’s degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in history and English from Colgate University and his master and doctoral degrees in English literature from the University of Michigan. His doctoral dissertation discussed Wordsworth and British Romantic poetry.
The Metcalf Symposium is an annual lecture series founded by alumnus William Halliday ’82 and Instructor in Religion Clay Smythe ’85 to encourage reflection on the ethical traditions of Western civilization and an exchange of ideas about the arts, humanities, sciences, civic service, and popular culture – all from a perspective consistent with the MUS Christian tradition. The symposium honors the late Robert M. Metcalf, a businessman, friend of MUS, and former service elder at Second Presbyterian Church.