La Maison Auditorium filled up quickly Wednesday, October 14 for the newest lecture to the Wine and Cheese Discussion Series. Assumption College professors from various departments such as marketing, philosophy and natural sciences gathered around the conference table eager to learn and discuss.
Professor of Biology Owen Sholes commanded the lecture. Sholes had the opportunity to give a talk at the series last year, and was excited to get this talk underway. He prepared a slideshow, “Massachusetts Since The Ice Age,” that would carry the discussion.
“A small slice of time, only about 20,000 years,” Sholes jokingly welcomed the crowd, and began his lecture.
Massachusetts, a state that is no stranger to ice and snow during the winter, was once completely covered by a sheet of ice.
Sholes used material from his Environmental History of New England course here at Assumption, but did so in a way that would appeal to the minds of every audience member.