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‘Viking Voyages’ topic of presentation

trapasso-vikingThis month WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places Series features Dr. Michael Trapasso from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology.

Trapasso will provide a unique and fascinating look at retracing the “Viking Voyages” at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 16) at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane. All WKU students and community members are encouraged to attend.

Since earning a PhD in climatology, Trapasso has taught a variety of classes at WKU, served as director of the College Heights Weather Station and hosted “Up in the Air” Thursday mornings on WKYU-FM.

He’s one of WKU’s most traveled scholars having set foot on every continent and dipped his body in every ocean. His “Viking Mission” started with a trip to Norway in 1999 where he began to research their ships and their voyages. He continued in 2003 with a visit to Iceland which was originally settled and populated by Vikings. In 2004 he returned for a second visit and traveled to Greenland. Late that summer, Trapasso visited Newfoundland where the Vikings established their first village on North American soil. Mission accomplished!

Contact: Jennifer Wilson at (270) 745-6977 or jennifer.wilson1@wku.edu

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