One of my favorite things about ISU is the amazing Lectures Programs.  For our local readers, I wanted to mention that author Matthew Crawford will be giving a lecture this Thursday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.  Mr. Crawford is the author of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work and  his talk is titled “The Case for Working with Your Hands.”

For our readers who can’t make it to the lecture, many lectures are available as podcasts at this site.

http://www.lectures.iastate.edu/podcasts/

If you are wondering if you would like to read the book, you might find this article from the New York Times Magazine interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24labor-t.html

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