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Endowed Lecture: Snowden Wright

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Snowden Wright is the author of the novel “American Pop,” a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance’s Okra Pick and selection for Barnes & Noble’s “Discover Great New Writers” program.

Sheila Turnage is the author of “Three Times Lucky,” which received a Newbery Honor in 2013,  “The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing,” “The Odds of Getting Even” and “The Law of Finders Keepers.”

Dr. David Radcliff, Director of New Community Project, will share first-hand reports and compelling images on how climate change is effecting Alaska, Malawi, Ecuador and Myanmar.

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall—the symbol of division during the so-called Cold War—fell. Thirty years later we are commemorating and celebrating this day. Join us for a brief introduction by Dr. Martin Kalb, Assistant Professor of History, followed by a screening of The Lives of Others (2006), an Oscar award-winning depiction of life in former East Germany. Free and open to the public.

Dr. Bobbi Gentry, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science, will speak on “Why Youth Vote and Why It Matters.”

Christine Todd Whitman is President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. She served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Lawless, the 2012 film based on Matt Bondurant’s book, The Wettest County in the World, will be screened. Bondurant will present an  endowed lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

Lectures by Steve Schmidt, Nikki Giovanni and Robert Jones headline spring semester arts and events programs at Bridgewater College.

Samuel Moretz, a Bridgewater College alumnus and Scientific Operations Manager at the National Institutes of Health, will speak on “Majors, Microbes, and Malaria: from BC to NIH.”