From the hallowed ground of New York’s Twin Towers to the search for Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series celebrates its 27th season with five exciting presentations. All lectures will be in Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus in Pinehurst at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public with no tickets required.
Lessons Learned from a Date with Destiny: A Historical and Inspirational View of 9/11”
September 11th, 2013
Dittmar will give us an eyewitness account of the sights, sounds, and scenes for inside and outside the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. He will present an intriguing and gripping perspective on what really happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack. This will be our Sam Ragan Memorial Lecture.
“Churches in Crisis: The Future of Christianity in America”
Dr. Christopher Evans
October 8th, 2013
Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies at the Boston University School of Theology, Evans is the award-winning author of Liberalism without Illusions and The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and America Culture. His talk will give compelling insights into the growing crisis facing mainstream religion in the 21st Century.
“National Implications of Military Leadership”
Brig. General Rhonda Cornum, Ph.D., MD
October 30th, 2013
During the Persian Gulf War, Cornum’s Blackhawk helicopter was shot down; she was captured, and later repatriated. She commanded Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, caring for over 26,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war heroes. Cornum will discuss the quickly changing role of the military in the post-Afghanistan Era. This will be our Carl Munro Memorial Lecture.
“Silent Too Long: What Southern Foods Would Tell Us If They Could Talk”
January 14th, 2014
Linville will discuss the influences of history and culture on the nutrition of the South and how they affect the region’s public health. He will explore how historical, political, socioeconomic, and other cultural factors of this region shape the eating habits and food choices of those of us who live in the South. This lecture will be presented in memory of Mrs. Agnes Buckley.
“The Search for Josef Mengele”
Dr. David Marwell
March 5th, 2014
Before becoming the Director of the Museum of Jewish History in New York, Marwell served as the chief investigator in the hunt for Nazi war criminals Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele.
The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series is sponsored by Sandhills Community College, the Moore County Schools, the Moore County League of Women Voters, and the Sandhills Branch of the American Association of University Women. For additional information, call 910-245-3132 or reach us on Facebook.
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