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“Perfecting Fallibility & Guarding Against the Infection of Perfection: An Intellectual Salon” will be held 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct 6, at East Central University. The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities.

The Intellectual Salon will be held in the Estep Multimedia Center inside the Bill S. Cole University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

 Four guest speakers from both the professional population (medicine, law, ministry, etc.) and from blue-collar service sector (plumbing, carpentry, mechanic, etc.) will be communicating their own learning from mistakes during their career.

The speakers have decades of professional experience and will be guided by questions which demonstrate the messiness of success. By using the format of an intellectual salon, audience members and speakers alike are provided opportunity to sharpen skills in communication, logic, analysis, and questioning.

Invited guest speakers’ presentations will be limited to 10 minutes each and will follow with a question and answer session with the audience. Salon conclusion will include a brief reception of light refreshments following the evening’s discussion.

For additional information on the event, contact: Mark T. Felts,, 580-559-5143.

Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.

 About Oklahoma Humanities

Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understanding new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life through humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OH provides a free educational magazine, Smithsonian Institution exhibits, reading and discussion groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. OH engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.

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