Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
October 4, 2006

Schreiner to Hold Great Conversations Oct. 13  

The public is invited to join the Schreiner University community for an afternoon of intriguing dialogue at our Great Conversations event Friday, Oct. 13 from 11:45-1:30 p.m. in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner campus.

Great Conversations offers a series of facilitated small group conversations around topics of contemporary interest. Each group is challenged and stimulated by two hosts, who agree to act as resources for this afternoon of interesting, wide-ranging discussions among people of good will and diverse backgrounds. Bring a brown bag lunch; we’ll provide the drinks and dessert, and together we will share divergent opinions.

2006 Conversational Topics

Do You Have the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment for Your Relatives (Your Children, Your Spouse, Your Parents?)
Schreiner University assistant professor of philosophy and religion Dr. Cole Starr and local internist/pediatrician and chairman of the Bio Medical Ethics Committee at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rebecca Watson, will look at the issues families face in making decisions about the medical treatment of relatives.

How Do We Keep Our Children and Grandchildren Safe in the Age of Internet Predators?
Schreiner technology guru Tim Ajax, Kid’s Advocacy executive director Judy Sullivan, Kerr County sheriff’s officer Sgt. Mark Fields and Kerr County Constable for Precinct One David Billeiter will examine what we can do to protect our youth from an ever-increasing amount of crimes involving the Internet.

Immigration: The Social and Economic Effects on Our Country. (Note: This topic is already full)
Schreiner global issues professor Dr. Tom Wells and second generation Texan Joseph Arredondo will host a discussion about the real and perceived impact of immigration.

Why are Gas Prices So High and What Can Be Done to Lower Them?
Schreiner chemistry professor Dr. Bob Holloway and Eldon Sheffer, a chemical engineer with 35 years in the energy industry, will look at the factors and pressures of high gas prices.

How Do You Pass Character on to the Next Generation and Who is Responsible?
Schreiner campus minister, the Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, and retired public school educator and administrator, Roger Tedford, will work with their discussion group to examine what is being done to ensure that the next generation is one of character.

Global Warming – Is It Real, Is It Caused by Humankind, What Are the Consequences, and What Is the Solution?
Schreiner staff member Beth Bourland and local environmental activist Sandy Peña will lead a discussion about the hotly debated topic of global warming and the conflicting science that surrounds it.

Please RSVP for Great Conversations by calling 830.792.7201. The number of people in each topic is limited to encourage conversational participation, so call soon for the best selection. When you call, you will be asked for your choice of conversation.

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