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A series of three lectures in March will explore Western Carolina University’s campus theme of sustainability and the environment.
The lectures, collectively titled “Connected to Nature: Human-Nature Bonding and 21st-Century Environmental Advocacy, Conservation and Education,” will be presented by Christian Diehm, professor of philosophy and environmental ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Diehm will draw on philosophy and social science to analyze multiple dimensions of nature connectedness, including what it is, what promotes it, what results from it and what its relevance might be to academics, conservation professionals and everyday people.
All lectures will be held from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center and are free and open to the public.
The campus theme of “Sustainability and the Environment” was chosen after a survey of faculty, staff and students by WCU’s Office of Undergraduate Studies. For the past nine years, WCU has selected an interdisciplinary theme for conversations, curricular and co-curricular connections and community enrichment.
The lectures are part of WCU’s Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities series and sponsored by the Campus Theme committee, as well as the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Honors College, along with additional support from the College of Education and Allied Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information, contact John F. Whitmire, WCU associate professor of philosophy and religion, at 828- 227-7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.