- Evening, Weekend & Online Programs
- ALUMNI RELATIONS
- GIVING TO LAKELAND
- ABOUT LAKELAND
Stem cell research, cloning and suicide and among the tough topics that will be tackled as part of the 2005-06 Lakeland College Lecture Series.
All Lakeland lectures are held in the Bradley Fine Arts Building beginning at 11 a.m., and are free and open to the public.
Ronald Cole-Turner, professor of theology and ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will discuss “Stem Cells, Cloning, and the Embryo: Theology at the Frontiers of Science” on Oct. 18. as the annual Mission House Lecture.
Cole-Turner, an ordained United Church of Christ minister who chairs the UCC committee on genetics, will explore Christian views on the embryo in light of current research. His talk will discuss that many Christians want to see the research go forward, but oppose the use of embryos as research tools, while others see the embryo as a per-personal form of life which might be used for the benefit of others.
Lakeland’s own Stephanie Danner-Ogston, assistant professor of psychology, will discuss “Suicide & Coping” on March 7.
She will discuss the warning signs of suicide, what to do if someone confides in you that they are thinking of killing them self and how you can help friends or family members who are coping with the loss of a loved one to suicide.
The Great Lakes Writers Festival, Lakeland’s annual celebration of the written word, is set for Nov. 3-4. Featured writers this year include Beth Ann Fennelly, one of America’s finest young poets, and highly-regarded Wisconsin novelist Larry Watson. The two-day festival features readings and workshops for college and high school students and the general public.
Other lectures this year include:
Harlan Cohen, Making Positive Choices, Sept. 20
"The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College," is everything you want to know, but never knew you needed to know about college life. Cohen, an author, speaker and syndicated advice columnist, takes the best material from his new book and brings it to life for all students.
George Archibald, Crane Foundation Director, Sept. 27
Co-founded by Archibald in 1973, The International Crane Foundation (IFC), a private prestigious organization, works worldwide, conserving cranes and their wetland and grassland ecosystems. IFC is committed to providing experience, knowledge and inspiration to involve the community in contributing to the success of resolving threats to these ecosystems.
Founder's Day Lecture, Dr. Joel Green, Jan. 31
Green joined the Asbury Seminary department at Tyndale University College & Seminary in 1997. Author and/or editor of 20 books, Green is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, giving sermons in churches in Texas, Northern California and Scotland.