New summer lecture series at Cline Library celebrates Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon

April 16, 2019

In celebration of Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial on Feb. 26, Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library, in partnership with Grand Canyon Conservancy, is hosting a summer lecture series to raise awareness of Grand Canyon National Park’s historical and cultural impact on the state and region in the last 100 years. Funding for this summer lecture series was made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

The lecture series presents a variety of historical and cultural perspectives offering a depth of understanding and insight into the rich connections of our shared human experience in the context of the Grand Canyon. Each month from April through September, a lecture will be held in the Cline Library Assembly Hall. Scheduled lectures may be found at The events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Author and NAU faculty member Annette McGivney will speak at 7 p.m. April 26. She will speak about her recent book, “Pure Land,” and her journey of discovery and exploration of three lives and three cultures connected to the Grand Canyon.

“The breathtaking and awe-inspiring natural beauty of the canyon draws visitors, but the stories of the people, history and culture of the Grand Canyon inspires deeper connections and understanding,” said Peter Runge, head of Special Collections and Archives.” We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to share the unique stories of Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park.”

Cline Library focuses on engaging users in the design of discovery, research and learning experiences that advance NAU’s mission and strengthen its diverse community. The expertise, collections, services and spaces elevate learning, scholarship, creativity and innovation in Arizona and beyond. Cline Library is located at 1001 S. Knoles Drive.

Tallie Valverde