Two upcoming lectures will feature the science of brewing and a woman’s experience in the U.S. Army to celebrate Women’s History Month.
Professor of geography and earth science Alison Feeney will be the first speaker of the Brew Science Speaker Series on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel.
Feeney has been researching more than 350 breweries throughout Pennsylvania. During her lecture, she will discuss the craft brewing industry’s history, geography and cultural richness, according to Shippensburg University’s website.
This will be an opportunity to learn about local breweries and how they have contributed to the revival of small urban communities by bringing in proceeds from local rail trails, waterways, animal shelters and community events. Feeney will discuss brewer’s recipes using local hops, fruits and grains.
Feeney recently published “For the Love of Beer: Pennsylvania’s Breweries,” which highlights many of the breweries she will discuss. The books will be available to purchase at the event. To register for the lecture, visit apply.ship.edu/register/BrewingSpeakerSeries.
U.S. Army Maj. Lisa Jaster will be speaking on Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel. She is one of three women to graduate from the first integrated U.S. Army Ranger program.
Jaster will speak about what she has learned from her experiences in leadership and the Army operational training course.
The lecture is sponsored by the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps., Women’s Center, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Charles H. Diller Jr. Center.