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Twilight’s Bite: The Power of Popular Culture to be presented at BHSU

Black Hills State University will present “Twilight’s Bite: The Power of Popular Culture,” Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Jonas 104.

Laura Colmenero-Chilberg, BHSU associate professor of social science, will discuss the impact that popular culture has on society in general, with a focus on gender. Colmenero-Chilberg will also facilitate a conversation related to why the Twilight series has achieved such notoriety. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Colmenero-Chilberg has 20 years experience as an educator in public schools and as a corporate trainer. Her research activities are varied finding her investigating gender role imagery in popular fiction, the work/home imbalance found in American families, and the changing images of American teens in the cinema.

This lecture is sponsored by the BHSU Honor’s Program. There are 87 students currently enrolled in the Honors Program at BHSU. Honors students are required to complete rigorous honors projects to fulfill the honors curriculum. Five honors students recently completed honors projects in a variety of disciplines.

The Honor’s Program is planning to continue the lecture series into the spring semester. To learn more about the Honor’s Program visit

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