ENID, Okla. -- Dr. J. Rufus Fears, the David Ross Boyd professor of classics at the University of Oklahoma, will return to Enid for a new series of lectures entitled “The World Was Never the Same.” The lecture series will be held every Monday in October at 7 p.m. in Montgomery Hall on the campus of Northern Oklahoma College Enid. The presentations are open to the public free of charge. 


The series lecture topics by week are: October 3 – Firing on Fort Sumter; October 10 – D-Day; October 17 – Making of the Atomic Bomb; October 24 – The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and October 31 – September 11, 2001.

Fears holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty. He also currently serves as David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Fears is an acclaimed teacher and scholar who has won 25 awards for teaching excellence including the Medal for Excellence in College and University Teaching from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Great Plains Region Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UCEA’s National Award for Teaching Excellence.


Dr. Fears serves as the scholar in residence for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. In this capacity he leads the Heritage Center in a variety of educational programs to teach leadership principles exemplified by historical figures.


The Dr. Fears Fall Lecture Series is presented by the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center and partners: Northern Oklahoma College, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Enid Public Schools.


For more information on the Dr. Fears series or other CSRHC events call (580) 237-1907 or www.csrhc.org.