Sustainable development theme of the Studium Generale

Jay Antel.

PORT ANGELES — “Sustainability Still Matters” is the subject of Peninsula College’s free Studium Generale at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

It will be presented by Jay Antle, a professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland, Kansas, and executive director of the college’s Sustainability Center.

The virtual presentation will take place on Zoom at The meeting ID is 880 8257 5506.

As a student at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, Antle took a field course in Yellowstone National Park that led him to develop a deep interest in environmental issues.

He completed his undergraduate studies in history, then moved on to Arizona State University for his master’s degree, then to the University of Kansas for his doctorate in American environmental history.

While in graduate school, he participated in an exchange program with Johnson County Community College (JCCC), where he was offered a faculty position.

His responsibilities at the college have expanded to include leading the sustainability program. He is a four-time recipient of the JCCC Distinguished Service Award.

Antle currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is an avid hiker and storm chaser.

Jessica C. Bell