Why does theater matter? Please take note of an exciting upcoming discussion on the historical significance of the stage, and why theater matters even today, for our society and our politics. Dr. Mayhill C. Fowler, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Stetson’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (SPREES), will deliver remarks at a Phi Beta Kappa Deliberating About Things That Matter session, with time set aside for discussion. This event, entitled “Why Theater Matters,” will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m., behind the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (breezeway). Dr. Fowler is the author of Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Dr. Fowler is the 2018 Hague Teaching Award winner. This award is given to one outstanding professor each year who, in the record of their teaching at Stetson, best exemplifies the virtues of teaching and learning in the liberal arts and sciences. Professors must be nominated by Phi Beta Kappa students. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is Cultural Credit approved for Stetson University undergraduates.