Symposia will continue through Nov. 10

SEPT. 28 – Trine University’s Humanities and Communication department begins its fall Humanities Symposia at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Wells Theater, Taylor Hall.

Professor Alison Witte, Ph.D., will present Stephen King’s “The Running Man.” Witte will be offering an in-depth look at King’s life and some of his choices as an author. “My talk is about Stephen King, his career as an author, his works and his decision to write under a pseudonym for some of his books,” Witte said. “I’ll provide background information on the author and insights about how King’s life and environment affect his novels and other writings. I’ll also talk about why he didn’t write the ‘Running Man’ as Stephen King, but under his pen name.”

The free talks, scheduled each Tuesday through Nov. 10, are open to everyone. Trine students get CHAT credit for attending.

For more information about the Humanities Symposia, contact Sarah Young at or 260.665.4849, or visit and click the Symposia tab at the top of the home page.