Fetters to share experience, passion of Chinese culture at Forester Lecture

Dr. Luke Fetters, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. — Dr. Luke Fetters will give the final Huntington University Forester Lecture of the year at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

His lecture will center on his passion and experience with the Chinese culture. His lecture, “A Chinese Servant, a Civil War General and an Indiana Lady: A Case Study in Personal Agency, Unlikely Friendship and Missiological Partnership,” will tell the story of Mei Ling, who immigrated from southern China to Portland, Ore., in 1872. Over the next 50 years, Mei became a community educator and Christian leader in the Portland Chinese community. His correspondence with Cora Loew, general secretary of the United Brethren Women’s Missionary Association, and U.S. Civil War General O.O. Howard reveals Mei’s remarkable ability to establish effective intercultural partnerships.

Fetters is the associate professor of ministry and missions and associate professor and director of the Institute for TESOL Studies at Huntington University. He is an HU alumnus and received his doctoral degree from Ball State University following a 10-year period of missionary service in Macau and southern China.

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.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy at Huntington University. 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 to its “Best in the Midwest” list. 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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