MSJC and Western Science Center present spring lecture series

Mt. San Jacinto College and the Western Science Center Proudly Present:

“Myths & Mythology”
Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Thursday Night Lectures:
7 p.m. Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2

Western Science Center
2345 Searl Parkway
Hemet, CA 92543
Erik Ozolins, (951) 639-5725,

The Mt. San Jacinto College Anthropology Department and the Western Science Center will proudly launch their four-part Spring 2019 Lecture Series, “Myths & Mythology,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Western Science Center in Hemet.

The lecture series, co-organized by MSJC and WSC, feature college faculty speaking about several topics from the perspective of their academic discipline. “Myths & Mythology” will look into the different ways in which mythological concepts affect and are affected by society:

  • Feb. 7: History Professor Herbert Alarcon will speak about “Greco-Roman Mythology: Two Sides of the Same Coin.”
  • March 7: History Professor Morgan Hoodenpyle will discuss “Film Mythology”
  • April 4: History Instructor Christina Yamanaka will focus on “From Early Origins to the Rise of the Modern State: The Role of Shinto in Japanese Society.”
  • May 2: Anthropology Professor John Torres will lecture about “The Navajo Hero Twins: Fighting Monsters Then and Now.”

The cost is $5 for students with ID, $8 for the general public, and free for Western Science Center members. Parking is free. Lectures begin at 7 p.m., but the doors to the WSC Theater will open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Anthropology Instructor Erik Ozolins at (951) 639-5725 or, or the Western Science Center at (951) 791-0033 or

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