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"Thinking Like A River" Environmental Studies Symposium today and Friday at Wofford
SPARTANBURG, SC - Wofford College is presenting “Thinking Like a River?” Environmental Studies Symposium with two programs on campus today and another tomorrow evening at the Hub-Bub Showroom. All programs are free and open to the public.
Like a River?”—A Roundtable Discussion & Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 11 -- 2:30-5:30 p.m. Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House A “Re:Thinking Education” Event Join the environmental studies faculty, staff, and students for an multidisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between concerned citizens and our rivers. Panelists include Susan Fox Rogers, author of “My Reach, A Hudson River Memoir”; Mike Freeman, author of “Drifing, Two Weeks on the Hudson”; Allison HedgeCoke, author of “Blood Run”; and David Furbish, hydrologist, Vanderbilt University. It will be moderated by John Lane, associate professor of environmental studies and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center, and Kaye Savage, associate professor of environmental studies.
“Confluence Thinking: A
Thursday, Oct. 11 -- 7 p.m.
Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building
Panelists include Allison
HedgeCoke and David Furbish moderated by Laura Barbas-Rhoden, associate
professor of Spanish.
“The Hudson: One River, Two Voices”
Friday, Oct. 12 -- 7 p.m. Hub-Bub Showroom- 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave. Panelists include Susan Fox Rogers and Mike Freeman; moderated by Gerald Thurmond, professor of sociology.
“Thinking Like a River” is an innovative three-year initiative that aims to shape a culture of sustainability centered on local waters by offering unique, hands-on experiences with area rivers for students, faculty and area residents. Wofford received a $383,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Foundation to fund the initiative that will bring the college community together with local citizens to “comprehend, celebrate and create an enduring culture of sustainability on rivers.”
The programs also are
part of “Re:Thinking Education,” a year-long conversation about the
liberal arts, higher education and Wofford College.