The purpose of the COS Speakers Series is to provide a forum in which all members of the College of the Siskiyous faculty and staff can share insights into topics and activities that are of interest to them with the COS community and the general public. It is not meant to be used for the purpose of promoting a particular political or religious agenda. All presentations should be of interest to a wide audience and be consistent with the spirit of openness and inclusiveness that is central to the College's mission.
"The Art of Taxidermy" Richard Giordanengo has a wide range of interests in the natural world, ranging from zoology to botany and from hunting to—our upcoming topic—taxidermy. Richard will discuss the origins of taxidermy and then share some of his personal insights into what transforms this traditional craft into an art.
"The Arti of Taxidermy" will be presented from 7:30-8:30 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Life Science 9 on the College's Weed campus.
Dutch Oven Cooking
Confessions from the Profession of Art
Art of Taxidermy
“Dutch Oven Cooking” was the first COS Speakers Series’ event of the 2012-2013 academic year and subsequent presentations will explore topics ranging from the mathematics of elections to the art of taxidermy.
Events in the series will typically begin at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month in Life Science room 9 (LS-9) on the Weed Campus. No talks will be held during December and January, however, because of the holiday season.
A list of presentation dates and working titles is given at right and will be updated as new information becomes available.
The 2012-2013 academic year marks the third season of the COS Speakers Series. As we move forward with new talks we also want to build an archive that will give interested members of the community a sense of the diversity of the series' past presentations. The title of each presentation is listed below and most are linked to a "flyer" that gives a brief summary of the talk and a little information about the speaker.
Spring 2011 presentations:
Fall 2011-Spring 2012 presentations:
Fall 2012-Spring 2013 presentations:
"The Committee": Rumor has it that the COS Speakers Series is organized by a secretive cabal of full- and part-time faculty members who apparently have way too much time on their hands.
If you have a suggestion for a future talk, might be interested in giving a presentation yourself or just want to tell members of the The Committee what a great job they're doing, we're told you can reach them at email@example.com.