Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2008

Talk It Up at Schreiner’s Great Conversations September 12

Schreiner University will present Great Conversations about topics of current interest, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12 in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. There are five conversations that still have room for participants.

“Obesity in America: What Is the Problem?” will be facilitated by Dr. Diana Comuzzie, professor of biology and dean of the Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics and Schreiner, and Dr. Anthony Comuzzie, of the department of genetics at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, where he focuses on obesity and diabetes.

Elden Sheffer, Schreiner’s director of church relations will facilitate a discussion on “Is a Candidate’s Faith Something the Public Should Know And/Or Care About?” Sheffer is an ordained Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville and a Presbyterian commissioned lay pastor.

“Why Do Celebrities Matter?” will be lead by Dr. William Woods, professor of English and communications at Schreiner, and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts. Woods teaches courses on popular culture and is the coordinator of Schreiner’s annual Pop Culture Symposium.

Sara Schmidt, assistant professor and special collections librarian at Schreiner, and Stephanie Keller, assistant art director of creative services will moderate “What Does It Mean to Go Green?”

“Are Our Retirement Accounts Safe?” will be facilitated by Dr. Mark Woodhull, assistant professor of business at Schreiner and a well-known authority on international affairs.

The size of the sessions is limited and reservations are required. As all the conversations take place during the same period of time, participants can attend only one. To make a reservation for the conversation that interests you most, call 830-792-7201.  

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