Town and Gown series on Christians and the environment begins Oct. 26
JACKSON, Tenn. – Oct. 22, 2009– Christians and the environment will be the topic for the next Town and Gown series at Union University on Monday nights Oct. 26-Nov. 23.
The Town and Gown series is an opportunity for community members interested in various topics to attend lectures and participate in discussions in a classroom setting. The classes are free and open to the public.
The lectures in this Town and Gown installment will seek to address the question, “How should environmental stewardship be practiced?” The first session each evening will begin at 6 p.m., with the second session beginning at 8 p.m. The final week will consist only of one session beginning at 6 p.m.
The schedule of topics for the class is as follows:
- Oct. 26, session 1: “Going Green – A Theologian’s Perspective,” by Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy; session 2: “Going Green -- a Scientist’s Perspective,” by James Huggins, university professor of biology.
- Nov. 2, session 1: “A Christian View of Environmental Politics,” by Sean Evans, associate professor of political science; session 2:”The Practice of Environmental Stewardship in Agriculture,” by Beth Madison, assistant professor of science.
- Nov. 9, session 1: “The Importance of Recycling,” by Vaughn Cassidy, recycling coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; session 2: “Case-in-Point -- The Practice and Success of the Recycling Program at Union University,” by Kimberly Thornbury, dean of students, and representatives from Aramark.
- Nov. 16, session 1: “The Ozone Depletion Problem and Solution,” by Michael Hayes, visiting professor of chemistry; session 2: “Global Warming and Its Impact on Wildlife Populations,” by Andy Madison, associate professor of biology.
- Nov. 23: panel discussion with various speakers from the series.
All sessions will be held in room D-3 in the Penick Academic Complex. For more information, call Andy Madison at (731) 661-5127.