WSU-2013-Lyceum-Jay-WalljasperThe Winona State University Lyceum Series will host journalist Jay Walljasper at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Stark Hall, room 103.

Walljasper is the author of “All that We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons” and “The Great Neighborhood Book.” His talk will focus on how people can revitalize local communities, create strong partnerships in order to find solutions to local problems and learn to value the common areas that we all share within a community.

Walljasper’s experience includes being editorial director and editor of Utne Reader, executive editor of Ode magazine, and a travel editor at Better Homes & Gardens. Utne Reader was nominated for the National Magazine Award for general excellence three times during his years as editor. His article about the revitalization of Romanian villages was picked as the Idea of the Day in the New York Times Online. He’s written three cover stories on sustainable tourism for National Geographic Traveler.  Walljasper has been quoted on contemporary issues in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio.

This presentation is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the talk, as well as book signing. The Bookshelf will be there selling Walljasper’s work.

While on campus, he will be meeting with non-fiction and media writing classes, and a public service class.

The Lyceum Series aims to provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities for the Winona and Rochester campus communities.

For more information about the Lyceum Series or event descriptions, contact Kathleen Peterson at 507-457-2913 or visit the WSU Lyceum Series homepage.

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