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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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Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten shared this stunning view of the Ford Buildings on Twitter.

The most recent Alumni Accent poll drew a record number of responses to the question, “Which famous Berry visitor would you most like to have met? The winner was the Rough Rider himself, Teddy Roosevelt, with 29 percent of the vote. Next, with 19 percent, was Amelia Earhart, followed closely by Maria Von Trapp of Sound of Music fame with 16 percent. Henry Ford and Helen Keller tied for fourth, each with 14 percent, followed by Ty Cobb (6 percent) and Tony Dungy (2 percent).

This month, we keep the focus on campus visitors – this time of the Hollywood variety. Taking our cue from Berry’s latest foray into show business as the setting for a new ABC/Disney television pilot, Kingmakers, we want to know which actor or actress with a Berry connection you’d most like to see make a return engagement. Scroll to the blog footer to cast your vote.

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