Forester Lecture Series announces season speakers

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2005-08-17
Bill and Gloria Gaither top the list of lecturers for the Forester Lecture Series' 2005-06 season.
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington University announces its Forester Lecture Series speakers for the 2005-2006 season. Christian music pioneers Bill and Gloria Gaither top the list of lecturers, as they will present “Christian Worship: Past, Present, Future” on Monday, October 3, 2005. This presentation compliments Huntington University’s new program in Worship Leadership.

In addition, Huntington University’s new program in Recreation and Sports Ministry will be given attention through a lecture by Tom Roy, founder and director of Unlimited Potential, Inc. He will present his lecture, “Serving Christ Through Baseball,” on Tuesday, September 13, 2005.

In November, photojournalist Ryan Spencer Reed will present “Hands of a Displaced Sudan: A Cry for Compassion” on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Reed has selected over 70 images of a photo-documentary exhibit building on his travels through Sudan, Kenya and Chad to illuminate the tragic story that continues to unfold in East Africa.

Peter Vander Meulen, national coordinator of Micah Challenge USA, will present “The Micah Challenge” on Monday, December 5, 2005. Micah Challenge is an initiative to combat global poverty and hunger with a goal of reducing world poverty in half by the year 2015.

Finally, the annual Faculty Lecture will be given by Dr. Mark Fairchild, professor of Bible & Religion at Huntington University. Fairchild was awarded the honor of delivering the Faculty Lecture through a competitive review process supervised by the Office of the Academic Dean. He will present “Skeletons in the Closet: Modern Scholarship and the Apostle Paul’s Ignominious Past” on Thursday, February 2, 2006.

Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series each semester. The lectures are designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The lectures are held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University. The lectures are open to the public free of charge and begin at 7 p.m.

The Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University is coordinated by Dr. Tom Bergler of the Department of Ministry & Missions and Dr. Jeffrey Webb of the Department of History. For further information, contact Dr. Bergler at (260) 359-4285 or Dr. Webb at (260) 359-4243.

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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 top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. 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) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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