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Philomathean Society to Host Special Guest Speaker Tuesday, Nov.2, New Members Invited to Join


(Peru, Neb.) The Peru State College (PSC) Philomathean Society (book club) will host special guest speaker Dr. James Nevitt at their monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the Center for Achievement and Transition Services (CATS) Conference Room on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Nevitt, an associate professor of human services at PSC, will discuss his book Owner’s of the Shade: the nine mounds. Since his arrival at PSC in 2002, Nevitt has developed more than a dozen courses and two graphic novels that accompany his popular honors courses, Analysis of Evil I and II. He has also published a number of scholarly works in psychological and behavioral science journals. In 2006, Nevitt was honored with the PSC School of Professional Studies’ “Instructional Innovation” Award and was named the college’s Teacher Excellence Award winner in 2008.

Nevitt earned his undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He holds a Master of Science degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

The Philomathean Society is one of the longest running clubs on PSC campus and dates back to 1868. It is open to community members, students, faculty and staff members interested in reading for fun.

Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the lower level of the PSC Student Center. Location is subject to change if a guest speaker will attend.

There is no cost to join. For more information, contact Julie Hopp at 402-872-2316 or