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Ed Catmull PortraitIf you’ve ever chuckled at the homespun humor of a certain animated tow truck or been moved to tears by the inhabitants of Andy’s toy box, you don’t want to miss Berry’s 2019 Gloria Shatto Lecture, to be delivered by Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull.

Catmull, whose company has spawned such animated blockbusters as Toy Story, The Incredibles and Cars, will address the Berry community Feb. 21. This highly respected figure in the business and creative worlds speaks with great experience and thought about leading creative organizations. He is also the author of Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.

Admission to Catmull’s lecture – “What Makes Creative People Tick?” – is free, but space will be limited and tickets must be picked up in advance and are required for entry. Keep an eye on the Berry website and social media channels for more information on ticket distribution, which is scheduled to begin in mid-January.

The Shatto Lecture Series was funded through gifts to Berry’s Century Campaign to honor the memory of Georgia’s first female college president. Shatto, who served Berry from 1980 to 1998, believed strongly that there is more to a college education than what can be learned in the classroom. The lecture series honors her vision by bringing to Berry speakers of international renown. Past speakers have ranged from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy to, most recently, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg.

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2014 Shatto LectureWhoever said “opposites attract” couldn’t possibly come up with a better example than James Carville and Mary Matalin. The longtime spouses and political adversaries will bring their divergent viewpoints to Berry’s Cage Center on Thursday, March 20, as the 2014 speakers in the Gloria Shatto Lecture Series. Alumni wishing to reserve their free tickets for the 8 p.m. event should call 706-236-2226.

The joint presentation – a first for the Shatto Lecture Series – makes the most of the political differences of the two speakers. With Carville weighing in from the left and Matalin holding court on the right, audience members can expect a lively, candid and provocative analysis of the biggest political issues of the day.

The Shatto Lecture Series honors the memory of Berry’s sixth president, the first woman to hold the title of college or university president in Georgia. Read more.

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Students, faculty, staff and alumni recently got an “Inside the Beltway” glimpse of America’s political system courtesy of famed commentator and trailblazing female broadcaster Cokie Roberts, the 2012 speaker in the Gloria Shatto Lecture Series.

In her remarks, Roberts discussed the partisan nature of contemporary politics and the ongoing presidential race. She also found time to offer praise for the woman who founded the institution at which she was speaking, Martha Berry.

“It’s wonderful to be in an institution founded by a feisty woman,” Roberts stated. “When I read up on her and realized what she did when she did it, it is really incredible, because at the end of the 19th century [and] beginning of the 20th century, of course, she didn’t have the right to vote.”

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