January 23 - Calvin DeWitt, an environmental scientist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the Faith & Thought Lecture Series’ featured speaker at Northwestern College on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. DeWitt is widely recognized as a leader in the areas of environmental ethics and stewardship.
DeWitt’s published works include the just-released “Earth-Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues” (Faith Alive Christian Resources Jan. 2008). He is the founding director of Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies (Michigan), the president of the Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists and serves on numerous boards and advisory councils related to environmentalism, global warming and the sciences. DeWitt has given major addresses at more than 70 North American colleges and universities and worldwide.
Since 2002 the annual Faith & Thought Lecture Series at Northwestern College (Minn.) has featured four individual keynote addresses during the academic year from two Northwestern professors and two notable guest speakers. The series provides the Northwestern audience and the broader Twin Cities community a chance to learn from prominent outside scholars while also providing a forum for the research and talents of our faculty. The theme for the 2007-08 Faith & Thought Lecture Series highlights the intersection of faith with science and mathematics. Past topics include the sacred in the arts and literature and Christianity and education in a post-modern world. Past guest speakers have included Os Guinness, Walter Kaiser, Mark Noll and John Perkins.
Northwestern College is located at 3003 Snelling Avenue North in Saint Paul. The Faith & Thought Lecture Series is free and open to the public. DeWitt’s presentation on Feb. 12 begins at 7:30 p.m. in Nazareth Chapel.
Northwestern College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minn. offering 50 bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees and several associate degree and certificate programs—all taught within a biblical Christian worldview. Over 3,000 students are enrolled in Northwestern’s traditional undergraduate and continuing and graduate education programs in North and South America.