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A.P.E.X. Events Presents Dr. David Lunt, Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

Published: January 13, 2020 | Category: Special Events

Dr. David LuntA.P.E.X. Events is proud to present our annual Faculty Distinguished Lecturer event featuring Dr. David Lunt on January 23, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall at Southern Utah University. This event is open and free to the public and is supported by the SUU Library and the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values.

Lunt is an associate professor of history at SUU. His research focuses on the history of athletics in ancient Greece and his published articles include articles on the role of sports in ancient Greek, the campaigns of Alexander the Great and the myth of Prometheus. Fluent in both Latin and Greek, Lunt enjoys infusing his classes with culture, history and a sense of wonder for the ancient world. His research has taken him all over Greece and Italy focusing on how ancient and modern athletics reflect and interact with society, religion, culture, social issues, politics, and mythology.

Lunt grew up in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah, where he earned a B.A. and M.A. in History. In 2010, he received a Ph.D. from Penn State University in Ancient History, with an emphasis in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. As a graduate student, Lunt attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2006, and it was during a tour of ancient Nemea that he became intrigued by the Crown Games.  He has since returned to Greece many times, and he has yet to tire of learning the stories and histories of the ancient Greek sanctuaries.

“The Distinguished Faculty Lecture is one of my favorites of the year because it shows the great talent and scholarship of our campus and faculty," said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events. "David’s work is exciting and insightful, and he is a classroom favorite! All who attend are sure to enjoy!” 

Learn more about A.P.E.X. Events and the 2020 spring semester schedule of speakers


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Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan
vartan@suu.edu