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Calvin College offers free lunchtime presentations throughout January

The January Series presented by Calvin College has 11 more lectures planned for the 2014 event. The lectures cover a range of topics, including global economy, racial reconciliation, the Arab Spring and the theology of music.
2013 January Series

2013 January Series /Courtesy of Calvin College

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When and where

When: 12:30-1:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Where: Convenant Fine Arts Center


Live streaming GR location

Ladies Literary Club
61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids , MI 49503
Phone: 526-6280 (Calvin's Campus Events Office)
Doors will open at noon
Parking available at LaGrave Avenue CRC

2013 January Series

2013 January Series /Courtesy of Calvin College

2013 January Series

2013 January Series /Courtesy of Calvin College

This year's free January Series of lectures at Calvin College runs from January 8-28.

The next noon lecture at Calvin College will be held today at 12:30 p.m. presented by Nicole Baker Fulgham. She will be discussing the topic of education disparity in America. Fulgham is the founder and president of The Expectations Project. She holds a doctorate in education and speaks at conferences across the nation.

The lineup for the rest of the month include:

  • Zachary Karabell, author and commentator, will talk about the global economy.
  • Michael K. Le Roy, president of Calivin College, will speak on the sustainability of higher education.
  • Linda Smith, politician and advocate, will discuss the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
  • John M. Perkins, author and civil rights leader, will talk about racial reconciliation.
  • Paul Douglas, meteorologist and entrepreneur, will speak on climate change.
  • Victoria Sweet, clinical professor of medicine and historian, will discuss the business of health care in America.
  • Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, will reflect on his entrepreneurial venture in sports media.
  • Jennifer Wiseman, astronomer, will speak about faith and science while sharing the newest astronomical discoveries.
  • Anne Zaki, scholar, professor and pastor, will share what life is like for Middle Eastern Christians in the wake of the Arab Spring.
  • Jeremy Begbie, professor, musician and minister, will be exploring the theology of music.

2014 marks 27 years of the January Series. The event hosts acclaimed speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines regarding topics of cultural and contemporary importance.

The events are free and open to the public.

For those that can't make it to the campus, there will be live streaming available at a number of locations.

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