McHenry County College Lecture Series Explores Greek Mythology and Its Applicable Life Lessons

June 1, 2021

McHenry County College (MCC) announces the next event in its popular educational lecture series, Experts and points of view. The series aims to connect MCC employees, students and residents of McHenry County to interesting topics and relevant content that has a direct impact on the community.

“Stumbling Upon the Goddess: How Greek Mythology Can Save Your Life” will be presented both virtually via Zoom and in person at the College’s Luecht Auditorium on Thursday June 3rd at 6pm. The session will be moderated by Ted Hazelgrove, English teacher at MCC.

The presentation will explore how the wisdom of Greek mythology can be used to better understand the human narrative and the push and pull of virtue and vice. Some myths will be presented, explained and interpreted to illustrate these examples. Visual art representations will accompany the individual myths.

“The myth of Icarus is not just about a warm-blooded teenager flapping his wings towards the sun, but rather functions as a kind of parable for living a life of moderation,” Hazelgrove said. “Greek myths offer tantalizing ideas on how best to navigate our often confusing human journey.”

The series is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registrants will receive a link to the webinar the day before the event. Registration allows participants to view the session via Zoom or in person at the College.

Register and learn more about www.mchenry.edu/experts. If you require accommodation or a sign language interpreter, please contact the MCC Access and Disability Services Department at (815) 455-8766 or [email protected].

McHenry County College (MCC) announces the next event in its popular educational lecture series, Experts and points of view. The series aims to connect MCC employees, students and residents of McHenry County to interesting topics and relevant content that has a direct impact on the community.

“Stumbling Upon the Goddess: How Greek Mythology Can Save Your Life” will be presented both virtually via Zoom and in person at the College’s Luecht Auditorium on Thursday June 3rd at 6pm. The session will be moderated by Ted Hazelgrove, English teacher at MCC.

The presentation will explore how the wisdom of Greek mythology can be used to better understand the human narrative and the push and pull of virtue and vice. Some myths will be presented, explained and interpreted to illustrate these examples. Visual art representations will accompany the individual myths.

“The myth of Icarus is not just about a warm-blooded teenager flapping his wings towards the sun, but rather functions as a kind of parable for living a life of moderation,” Hazelgrove said. “Greek myths offer tantalizing ideas on how best to navigate our often confusing human journey.”

The series is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registrants will receive a link to the webinar the day before the event. Registration allows participants to view the session via Zoom or in person at the College.

Register and learn more about www.mchenry.edu/experts. If you require accommodation or a sign language interpreter, please contact the MCC Access and Disability Services Department at (815) 455-8766 or [email protected].


This press release was produced by McHenry County College. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.


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