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February  02, 2010

Christian environmentalist to speak at convocation

Dr. Calvin B. DeWitt, an environmental studies professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will address the ethics of environmental science on Thursday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Centennial Hall (3703 7th Ave.). DeWitt's lecture, entitled "What Do the Bible and Science Have to Say About Caring for Creation?" will use scientific and biblical sources to examine how we should deal with the dramatically changing Earth and the key role we play in preserving it.

In addition to his professorship at the Gaylord Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, DeWitt is the founding director of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, an institute that promotes Christian environmental stewardship by providing community resources and university-level courses with transferable credit to more than 50 colleges and universities. DeWitt is also the co-founder of the International Evangelical Environmental Network, an organization of eight countries on five continents that distributes resources to evangelical institutions with environmental concerns. He has given major addresses at more than 100 North American colleges and other universities throughout the world, including the Environmental Unsustainability Conference at Cambridge University in 2008.

Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu