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Far Away Places series begins with ‘Exploring New Zealand’

The 2016-17 Far Away Places speaker series kicks off with “Exploring New Zealand” by Clinton Lewis, WKU University Photographer, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane.

Clinton Lewis will present "Finding New Zealand" on Sept. 15.Lewis will be discussing his recent visit that was part of a 17-day trip to New Zealand, led by Dr. Raymond Poff, professor from the School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport. As staff photographer, Lewis will be featuring his photography from the trip, which included visits to Auckland, Raglan, Matamata, Waitomo, Bay of Islands, Wellington, Rotorua, Milford Sound and Queenstown. (More: View some photos from the trip on the WKU Libraries blog.)

According to Dr. Brian Coutts, department head for WKU Library Public Services, 10 students participated in the tour, studying the recreation and tourism industry of New Zealand. “We look forward to hearing about the journey and seeing the wonderful photographs taken by Mr. Lewis,” Coutts said.

Sponsored by WKU Libraries and Friends of WKU Libraries, this event is free and open to the public. For information about the program, contact Brian Coutts at (270) 745-6121.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 991-7585 or jennifer.wilson@wku.edu

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