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Fall 2011

Rogers Theater, Pilgrim Chapel @ 12 Noon

September 2
Nothing Natural about Naturalism
(Or How did that get in the classroom??)
Dr. Shannon Wolf
Assistant Professor of Counseling
September 9
Old Testament Justice & Talented
and Gifted Education: A Panel Discussion
Dr. Joe Matos
Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. Sharon Lee
Director, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Professor of Education
and DBU Students
September 16
Computer-Mediated Communication:
Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
Dr. Sue Kavli
Professor of Leadership and Research
September 23
How to Bind a People Together:
Rejection-Identification Model and Muslims Post-9/11
Dr. Jean Humphreys
Assistant Professor of Sociology
September 30
An Introduction to Climate Modeling
Dr. John McCuin
Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
October 14
Adventurous Types:
G. K. Chesterton and the Art of Biography
Dr. Philip Mitchell
Associate Professor of English and Director of the University Honors Program
October 21
Stop Rolling Your Eyes:
Medical Research Students and Thinking Seriously about Bioethics
Jonathan Cooper
Research Student at UT Southwestern Medical Center and University Honors Program graduate

October 28

Faith at Work:
Texas History, Art, and Reading Other People's Mail

Dr. Sam Ratcliffe
Head of Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University and author of Painting Texas History to 1900 and Jerry Bywaters, Interpreter of the Southwest

November 4

Nihilism, Art, and God:
The Gospel and Contemporary American Culture
Dr. Thomas Hibbs
Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture and Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, and author of Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture from The Exorcist to Seinfeld;
Arts of Darkness: American Noir and the Quest for Redemption;

and Virtue's Splendor: Wisdom, Prudence, and the Human Good

November 11

Wendell Berry and the Great Economy

John C. Médaille
Author of The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace, Adjunct Instructor of Theology at the University of Dallas, and a real estate agent in Irving, Texas.

November 18

Toni Morrison and the Re-canonization of African American Femininity
Prof. Michelle Henry
Assistant Professor of English

December 2

Faith in the Scientific Classroom
Dr. Aaron Fletcher
Assistant Professor of Biology


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