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FSW Lecturer Says Critical Thinking Is As Ancient As The Pyramids

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Pyramids in Egypt

Earlier this month, Gulf Coast Live talked about the Critical Thinking Lecture Series taking place at Florida SouthWestern State College throughout the month of October.

While most of the lecturers have focused on modern thought in the "fake news" era, the closer for the series will focus on the past.

Adrian Kerr is the director of corporate training at FSW. He is a respected lecturer on ancient civilizations and a published author of two books on Ancient Egypt.

Kerr joins Gulf Coast Live before his upcoming Oct. 24 lecture, "Critical Thinking in Ancient Egypt," to answer some burning questions about how Ancient Egyptians viewed the world and how they fact checked the hieroglyphics on their papyrus.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.