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College of Arts and Sciences celebrates Earth Week

The College of Arts and Sciences will commemorate Earth Week with two special events in honor of the upcoming retirement of Justine Magsig, assistant director of Environmental Programs.

Brent Blackwelder, Friends of the Earth president, will speak on “Healthy Rivers: A Vision for the Future” at the Arts and Sciences Forum from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday (April 19) in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Blackwelder will discuss the destruction of our rivers within the past 200 years, as well as the turnaround in the 20th century as the result of positive action by citizens. He will also address the issue of maintaining healthy rivers and ecosystems in the 21st century.

There will be a pasta primavera lunch at noon for $7.65 (plus tax). Lunch can be paid with cash, check or BiG charge. The free lecture will begin at 12:30 p.m. for those who do not wish to have lunch.

Reservations should be made by 3 p.m. today (April 17). Contact the College of Arts and Sciences at 2-2340 or to make reservations or for more information.

At 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater, Blackwelder will speak on “Looking to a Clean Energy Future” in a discussion of how we as a society must enact change to combat global warming. He will explore the evidence of the earth’s climate change and show how individuals will determine the future of the planet. He will also look at the past, present and future of our energy choices, as well as the consequences we face as a result of society’s inaction.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Symposium to highlight undergraduate student research

The campus is invited to the second annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research Thursday (April 20). About 50 student researchers will offer poster presentations on their scholarly work in the social and physical sciences.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A dessert reception will be held from 2-4 p.m., when students will be on hand to share their work with visitors, including representatives from the Ohio Board of Regents, who will be meeting on campus that day.
April 17, 2006