Oceanographer, forensic pathologist highlight U of O series

Release Date: 8/16/2005

Clarksville, Ark. ---Renowned oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau and forensic pathologist and Hollywood consultant Dr. Gary Telgenhoff will highlight a diverse group of speakers and entertainers who will visit University of the Ozarks during the upcoming year as part of the 2005-2006 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

The theme for the upcoming series will be “Imagination and Exploration” and will include seven events throughout the academic year.

Cousteau, who will visit Ozarks on March 7, is the eldest son of the late ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. He has spent most of his life as an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer and for more than five decades has used his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. Cousteau is president of Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit organization that develops marine education programs, conducts research, and fosters a conservation ethic. He is also a co-founder and producer of Deep Ocean Odyssey, an action-adventure and digital media company that explores the world’s oceans in manned submersibles to depths up to 3,300 feet.

Telgenhoff, who will speak at Ozarks on Sept. 19, is a forensic pathologist and deputy medical examiner in Las Vegas. He serves as a consultant on the hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His multi-media presentation will show how he uses scientific tools to solve criminal and medical mysteries in real life. Known as “Dr. T,” Telgenhoff performs more than 400 autopsies a year. He will highlight some of the most important tools of forensic science, discuss the impact forensics has on criminal investigations and explain how he “keeps it real” on the set of CSI.

On Feb. 19, the musical duo of Calle Sur will perform a variety of rhythms of Latin America and the Caribbean. Calle Sur, which is Latin for “South Street,” has traveled nation-wide and internationally. Edgar East (Panamanian) and Karin Stein (Columbian) play a large variety of traditional instruments, ranging from the Colombian gaita and Bolivian charango to the Peruvian cajon and Cuban tres.

On Nov. 22, Craig Karges will perform a show of mystery, illusion and the power of the human mind at Ozarks. Kargas’ show has been described as a display of illusion and psychic happenings, a virtual “Twilight Zone” on stage.

Other events planned for the upcoming Walton Series include the Aerial Dance Theater on Oct. 25; Scott Carrell and The Magic of the Piano on Jan. 22; and The Bevin Trio, a blend of music and visual arts, on April 23.

The three Sunday performances – Scott Carrell, Calle Sur and The Bevin Trio – will begin at 2 p.m. The other performances will begin at 7 p.m. All of the shows will be held in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the Ozarks campus. Tickets are $10 per person for each show. Season tickets will also be available for purchase in early September. For more information on the 2005-2006 Walton Series or to order tickets, please contact Director Ginny Sain at 479-979-1346.

2005-2006 WAIS Schedule