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Calvin College January Series comes to White Lake Community Library
Calvin College January Series comes to White Lake Community Library

WHITEHALL, Mich.—One of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series is coming to White Lake Community Library.

From Jan. 8 through Jan. 28, the library will serve as a webcast location for Calvin College’s January Series.  This year’s lineup includes:

  • Jan. 8: Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
  • Jan. 9: Olympia Snowe, former U.S. senator
  • Jan. 10: Bob Goff, New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Jan. 13: Kevin Schut, associate professor at Trinity Western University in British Columbia
  • Jan. 14: Nicole Baker Fulgham, president and founder of The Expectations Project
  • Jan. 15: Zachary Karabell, global economist and historian
  • Jan. 16: Michael K. Le Roy, president of Calvin College
  • Jan. 17: Linda Smith, former U.S. senator and founder of Shared Hope International
  • Jan. 20: John M Perkins, civil rights movement leader
  • Jan. 21: Paul Douglas, meteorologist
  • Jan. 22: Victoria Sweet, University of Carolina professor
  • Jan. 23: Bill Rasmussen, ESPN founder
  • Jan. 24: Jennifer Wiseman, astronomer
  • Jan. 27: Anne Zaki, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
  • Jan. 28: Jeremy Begbie, Duke University professor

Topics will include fixing the stalemate in Congress, the world economic crisis, public education reform, healthcare, climate change, the crisis in Egypt and the viability in higher education.  For a full list of topics, visit http://www.calvin.edu/january/2014.

 “The thing I love about the January Series is it’s an opportunity to continue to learn at all different ages,” said Kristi Potter, director of the January Series. “We value questioning and learning, and we want to learn from the best.”

 The January Series lectures will be video streamed live at White Lake Community Library from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lectures are free and open to the public.