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Wittenberg Office Of Alumni Relations 2011-12 Noon Lunch & Lecture Series Continues Nov. 29

November 15, 2011  
 Filed in Community, Events

Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Office of Alumni Relations continues its 2011-12 Noon Lunch & Lecture Series with a presentation by Professor of History Thomas Taylor titled “Wittenberg Stories” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Faculty Dining Room on the second floor of the Benham-Pence Student Center, 734 Woodlawn Ave.

Noon Lunch & Lecture Series participants may purchase a meal in Post 95 or the Center Dining Room, both located in the student center, or they may bring a meal from home. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the lecture at 12:15 p.m., and a question-and-answer period.

Taylor, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has taught at Wittenberg since 1988. He earned Wittenberg’s Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching Award in 1991 and was earned the Ohio Academy of History Outstanding Teaching Award in 2001. He also is a past president of the Ohio Academy of History and the Clark County Historical Society, and a past vice president of the Westcott House Foundation and the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Taylor’s research interests include legal history, local history, legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright and restoration of historic sites, including the Gammon House, an 1850s Underground Railroad site near Wittenberg in Springfield.

The 2011-12 Noon Lunch & Lecture Series opened in October with a presentation by sisters Janet James and Phyllis Goodman Brockmeyer titled “Egypt after the Revolution: First Americans in!” Additional lectures include “How Wittenberg students serve and connect with Springfield and how they reflect on their experiences: stories from the Wittenberg community service experience” by Director of Community Service Kristen Collier on Tuesday, Feb. 21; “Prognosticating Presidential Elections: Old Pols, Talking Hands, and Political Scientists” by Professor of Political Science Rob Baker on Tuesday, March 20; and “Agent Orange in Viet Nam: the 21st Century Perspective” by Associate Professor of Philosophy Nancy McHugh on Tuesday, April 17.

There is no charge for Noon Lunch & Lecture Series events. For additional information, contact Barb Mackey, assistant director of alumni relations, at 937-327-7983.

Written By: Ryan Maurer

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