College’s Lyceum Committee is excited to announce the return of the Lyceum
Lecture Series with actor
and mental health advocate Sean Astin speaking at the Victoria Fine
Arts Center at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28,
The lecture is free and open to the public. General seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sean is known
for major roles in movies like “Rudy,” the “Lord
of the Rings,” and “The Goonies.”
In addition to sharing his experiences in filmmaking, he will discuss mental health
from a unique perspective. His mother, Academy and multi Emmy
Award-winning Patty Duke, suffered through most of Sean’s childhood with an
undiagnosed bipolar mood condition. Once diagnosed, she became a nationally
renowned mental health advocate writing books, producing a film, and giving
lectures across the country in an effort to help destigmatize mental illness.
continued to build on his mother’s legacy of advocacy. By sharing intimate stories
and details of growing up in a family where a mental health issue informs
everyday life, Sean guides an audience through practical thinking about the
issues from a lay perspective. Having built a relationship with film audiences
for 40 years, he relies on that goodwill to allow him to delve into these
topics in a serious and supportive manner. His discussions are about
representation, advocacy, and empowerment in a relatable manner with an
emphasis on his disarming and common sense perspective.
For more information on the Lyceum Lecture Series, call (361) 573-3291 or visit VictoriaCollege.edu/Lyceum.
Revised Class Schedule
To allow students and faculty to attend the lecture, a revised schedule will be followed on Tuesday, March 28, as follows:
Classes that normally begin from 7:30-8 a.m. will meet 8-8:30 a.m.
Classes that normally begin from 8:30-9:25 a.m. will meet 8:40-9:10 a.m.
Classes that normally begin from 10-10:40 a.m. will meet 9:20-9:50 a.m.
Classes that normally begin from 10:50-11 a.m. will meet 10-10:30 a.m.
Lyceum from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Classes that normally begin from noon-12:50 p.m. will meet 1-1:30 p.m.
Classes that normally begin from 1-1:40 p.m. will meet 1:40-2:10 p.m.
Classes that normally meet after 3 p.m. will meet at their regularly scheduled times.