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Provf Talks

November 21

The annual Provf Talks involve students, faculty, and the public who come together as a community to ponder ideas of contemporary interest. The day is organized by the Public Scholarship Committee.

Admission is FREE - No Registration Required


The order of the following talks will be determined by random draw during the session.

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Cathy Rust-Akinbolaji, Assistant Professor of TESOL
            “Of Elephants and Dogs”

Bruce Friesen-Pankratz, Instructor of Environmental Science
            “No Smoke, Mirrors, or Over Design: Wetlands for Watershed Health”

Christopher Lortie, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
             “It's All Greek to Me: The Septuagint as Christian Scripture”

Randy Holm, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation
            “Concerning Sex and Other Insights from my Summer 2019 Reading List”

Freddy Muganza, Instructor of Chemistry
            “Nature has the Solutions: A Chemist Perspective” 


1:00 - 2:30 PM

Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, Assistant Professor of TESOL
            “The Effects of Doodling on Attention and Well-being”

Sunday Olukoju, Director of Distance Education
            “The Mission in Commission, and When Mission is Out of Commission”

Rebecca Dielschneider, Assistant Professor of Biology
            “Scientific Literacy in an Era of Vaccine Hesitancy” 

Jeremy Funk, Associate Professor, Director of the Buller School of Business
            “Retiring from… and Retiring to…”

Dennis Hiebert, Professor of Sociology
            “Problems of Personhood in Humans, Artificial Intelligence, and God”