Promoting New Solutions to Water Crises in a Changing Kenya Doug Graber Neufeld, PhD Kenya faces a range of growing water-related challenges that typify those in many countries around the world. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) works with local and international partners in Kenya to encourage the adoption of sustainable solutions to these challenges. This… Read more »
Dr. Chris Gingrich, professor of economics, shares on his 2015-16 sabbatical entitled: “Demand and Willingness-to-Pay for Bednets in Tanzania: Results from a Choice Experiment.” Dr. Gingrich discusses his research on mosquito nets as a malaria prevention method in Africa. His research has important implications for public health policy as well as for theories of… Read more »
Scott Strednak Singer, doctoral student at Temple University, shares a presentation entitled:“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics” Scott is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His doctoral research focuses on American evangelicalism and athletics in the late 20th century, highlighting the way evangelical communities use athletic performances as a… Read more »
Dr. Marti Eads, professor of literature, kicks off this year’s University Colloquium series an intriguing lecture: “Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel LeadHeavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.”
Heidi Winters Vogel, associate professor of theater, presents the monthly University Colloquium address in Mainstage Theater. Heidi’s presentation is entitled “Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity.” Heidi is committed to using theater as a tool for social justice. This program offers an opportunity to hear more about how she does that.
Tobin Miller Shearer, Director of the African-American Studies Program at University of Montana, presents the monthly University Colloquium Lecture. He is a historian who has done extensive research on the history of race relations in American Mennonite communities. The title of his lecture is “Sex, Seven, Sass: The Negotiation of Racial Identity in… Read more »
Dr. Steve Cessna presents the November Colloquium address based on his sabbatical work. Steve’s presentation is entitled: “What do Students Gain from Research Experience?” A Scientist Dabbles in Qualitative Education Research.”