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Ghostlorist Elizabeth Tucker in Lecture Series, Oct. 27


JONESBORO – The 2014-15 Lecture-Concert Series at Arkansas State University will continue Monday, Oct. 27, with a presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Tucker, a professor and folklorist in the English Department at Binghamton University in New York.

Tucker will present a lecture titled "Haunted Halls: Ghost Stories of A-State and Other Campuses"  to students and the public, just in time for Halloween.  The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Carl R. Reng Student Union Auditorium (GPS 101 N. Caraway Road).

Tucker teaches folklore, children's folklore, folklore of the supernatural, folklore and the mass media, and Native American folklore and literature at Binghamton, a State University of New York campus.

"I'm especially excited that A-State is hosting this event," commented Dr. Gregory Hansen, professor of folklore and English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  "Dr. Tucker is the authority on beliefs about hauntings on college campuses, and she's an engaging presenter who connects the study of ghost stories to important elements of the college experience."

In 2007 Tucker received the Storytelling World Award Honor Title for her book, "Campus Legends."  That same year, her book "Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses" was published.

In addition to teaching, she serves as editor of Children's Folklore Review and FOAFtale News.  Tucker completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1977.

Admission is free to this and all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, according to Dr. Tim Crist, chair of the Lecture-Concert Committee.

The Lecture-Concert Series serves Arkansas State and the surrounding communities by bringing notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal to the campus, according to Crist.  Many of the Lecture-Concert Series events include additional campus activities as well as community outreach projects. 

For more details about the series, interested individuals may visit the Lecture-concert Series website, http://www.astate.edu/lectureconcert, or contact Crist, tcrist@astate.edu, (870) 972‑2094.

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Elizabeth Tucker
Dr. Elizabeth Tucker