Forester Lectures Address Key Issues

Four Free Programs Scheduled for Spring

HUNTINGTON, IN -- Huntington College will offer four programs on key issues under the auspices of its Forester Lecture Series this semester. The presentations are free and open to the public. Each program will begin at 8 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

On February 12, Steve Dasbach will speak on "Herding Cats." Dasbach is the national chairman of the Libertarian Party, the third largest political party in the United States. Libertarians are persons who are, above almost everything else, highly individualistic. Trying to get them to agree on enough to run a political party has been compared to trying to herd a large number of cats. Mr. Dasbach will discuss the Libertarian Party, what leadership means in the context of individualism, and will provide unique insights into the American political order.

On February 26, Charles Jelavich will present a lecture entitled, "From Sarajevo to Sarajevo." Jelavich is Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University and former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Jelavich will describe how conflicts between South Slavic nationalists have twice in this century drawn the Great Powers into a Balkan quagmire. His lecture will discuss these complex events in the context of the failure of Yugoslavism and new opportunities in American-Russian relations.

On March 11, Professor Robert Young of the Franciscan University of Steubenville will address "Christianity and Higher Education in a Secular Society" Young is the chairman of the department of English and Foreign Languages at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has published in such journals as Criticism, Genre, National Review, Human Life Review, and Environmental Ethics and has served as an associate editor of Faith and Reason. His presentation will address pressing issues for religious institutions such as Huntington College.

On April 8, Rep. Mark Souder will candidly discuss the 104th Congress. In November of 1994 the voters of the 4th district of Indiana selected Mark Souder over a three-term member of Congress. Souder went off to Congress as one of 73 freshman members on the Republican side of the aisle. He began making his mark at once, being elected the vice president of the 1994 freshman class. In the House of Representatives, Souder serves on the Business and Economic Opportunities Committee, the Small Business Committee, and the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. He has shown himself to be a Republican with a strong independent streak. Souder’s presentation will survey the accomplishments and areas of concern of the current Congress and will reflect on the experiences of a freshman member of the House.

On April 29, Huntington College's Dr. Joseph Ricke will speak on "The Act of Reading and the Art of Virtue." The presentation will explore the relationship of reading and one's growth as a moral individual. Ricke will argue that reading plays a significant part in a holistic approach to virtue formation, describing many cultures that have linked the art of living well with the knowledge of stories they treasure.

For further information about any of these programs, contact Professor Jack P. Barlow at (260) 356-6000, extension 2043.

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