|College presents "Food For Thought" series
RELEASED: Jan. 27, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College invites all students, alumni, parents and the community to nourish their minds as well as their bodies during its annual "Food For Thought" series.
The series consists of four discussions led by Centre professors and staff during lunch in the Nichols Dining Room in Cowan Dining Commons. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. You may choose to register for the sessions at $10 per session or you may subscribe to the entire series for $35.
To register, call Jeanine Sanders of the Alumni House at (859) 238-5500 or toll-free at (877) 678-9822.
The series begins Feb. 1 with Beau Weston's discussion "Make Scholars, Make Gentlemen, Make Christians: Some Change and Lots of Continuity in the History of Centre College." Weston is an associate professor of sociology at Centre. He will share the story of Centre, which despite some ups and downs, has shown remarkable continuity from the 18th century to the 21st century.
Steve Asmus, associate professor of biology, will speak on "Stem Cells and Cloning: Just the Facts" on March 1. The discussion will include embryonic and adult stem cells and their therapeutic potentials.
On April 5, James Hoover, visiting assistant professor of history, will look at "Magic in India: The Development of a Living Tradition." This presentation takes a light-hearted look at the scholarly debate about magic and some of the intriguing ways that magic mixes with modernity in today's India.
On May 3, Director of Campaign Giving Brian Miller bring us a "Report from the Campaign Front Lines," a presentation on Centre's multi-year effort to raise $120 million in its A More Perfect Centre campaign.
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