Lyceum Lecture Series

Victoria College's Lyceum Lecture Committee invites you to the upcoming lectures, which are free and open to the public. For more information, call (361) 573-3291.   

Joel Salatin


Regenerative Farmer

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, “pigaerator” pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. 

Salatin has authored 12 books, serves as the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer, and writes columns for Plain Values magazine, Homestead Living magazine, and the e-magazine Manward. He also hosts the BEYOND LABELS podcast along with Dr. Sina McCullough after their book of the same name, and he is a frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders, and foodies.

Salatin’s regenerative farming techniques and food philosophy have drawn equal amounts of fans and detractors. Lecture attendees can expect a high-energy presentation by this self-described “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
6 p.m.

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts


Physics Professor & Viral Video Star
Tatiana Erukhimova
Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova is an Instructional Professor and inaugural holder of Marsha L. ’69 and Ralph F. Schilling ’68 Endowed Chair in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University. She received her PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1999 and joined Texas A&M University in 2001.

She is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching and public outreach. Tatiana organizes annual Physics & Engineering Festivals attended by thousands of visitors. She develops innovative education programs by incorporating outreach activities as an integral element of the student learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom.

Tatiana’s recent videos featuring physics demonstrations attracted over 500 million views on departmental social media. CBS has recently aired a feature video about her. Tatiana appeared with her physics demonstrations on CBS Mornings, ABC news, and Jennifer Hudson Show.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
11 a.m.

Victoria Fine Arts Center


About the Lyceum

The mission of the Victoria College Lyceum is to bring the world to Victoria by giving students and community members the opportunity to hear first-hand the ideas, experiences, and aspirations of individuals who have had a direct impact on world events, made major scientific discoveries, touched people’s hearts and imaginations, and molded public debate.

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