Faculty lecture to make the case for Christian liberal arts

0001 History Faculty Lecture FLS
FOR RELEASE
2013-03-06
 Dr. Dwight Brautigam, Huntington University, a Christian college
Dr. Dwight Brautigam
 Dr. Paul Michelson, Huntington University, a Christian college
Dr. Paul Michelson

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — On March 19, the Forester Lecture Series’ faculty lecture will explain how a transformative Christian liberal arts education is more than just a commodity: It life-changing as well as a means for preparing individuals for a life of work and service in a world of flux.

At 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Dr. Paul Michelson and Dr. Dwight Brautigam, Huntington University history professors, will discuss “More Just a Commodity: The Case for Christian Liberal Arts Education.”

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brautigam, professor of history, came to Huntington in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in British and Early Modern European history from the University of Rochester and specializes in 17th century English political and religious history.

Michelson, distinguished professor of history, has been a member of the faculty since 1974, and was a three-time Fulbright fellow in Romania. His research focuses on the historiography and political development of modern Romania, the history of Twentieth Century totalitarianism, the history of Venice, and the work of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy at HU. For more information, contact Alexander at 260-359-4305.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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