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b2ap3_thumbnail_GinsbergHeadshot---Copy.jpgWaynesburg University’s Christ and Culture Lecture Series featuring Andrew Ginsberg will be held in a three-part event Monday, April 14, through Tuesday, April 15. Ginsberg will present lectures Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m., and he will also speak during the University’s Chapel service Tuesday at 11 a.m. All events will be held in Roberts Chapel.

During his Monday lecture, Ginsberg, who has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare technology, will present “Does Christ have a place in Healthcare Technology?” The title of his Tuesday evening lecture is “A Long Walk to Faith,” and during the 11 o’clock event on Tuesday, Ginsberg will present his testimony, “Jesus, my Messiah.”

Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Ginsberg serves as the vice president and director of advancement at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a nationwide college ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty.

He will share his experiences as a Jewish follower of Christ and will address many of the issues he faced as a Christian in the healthcare industry. These issues range from evolution to the ethics of genetic testing and include other areas of conflict and conversation between faith and science.

His previous roles have been in marketing, strategy and general management in healthcare, including vice president of marketing for LabCorp and a number of leadership and strategy roles for SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline). He has lived and worked in the U.S. and Europe and has led teams on six continents.

Ginsberg graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Genetics Certificate. He also studied at Emmanuel College at Cambridge. 

In addition to the chapel sermon and Christ and Culture Lecture, Ginsberg will speak to Waynesburg University genetics and nursing classes and will meet with campus ministry leaders.

For additional information, contact Rev. Carolyn Poteet at cpoteet@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3302.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Rev. Dr. Donald J. Dawson, director of World Mission Initiative (WMI) at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will present his lecture, “Answering God’s Call,” as part of the Christ & Culture Lecture Series, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Roberts Chapel on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. 

In addition to his lecture, Dawson will speak Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Roberts Chapel. 

Dawson had 24 years of pastoral experience leading churches in mission involvement before beginning as director of the WMI in 2000. He was pastor of the Buffalo United Presbyterian Church in Sarver, Pa., and the Hampton Presbyterian Church in Gibsonia, Pa.

Dawson also serves as the director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC). The NWMC has mobilized the church for mission for 108 years and uses its Presbyterian mission heritage to encourage a deep spiritual life of fellowship with God by promoting service and witness for Jesus Christ.

The WMI fosters an environment of mission work and is committed to raising a generation who will lead the church in rediscovering its identity as the sent people of God.  

 

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist

724.852.7675or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Waynesburg University brings to campus speakers that enrich the lives of students through topics that explore faith, learning and serving. In January, two accomplished speakers visited campus to share with students, faculty and staff about science and art.

As a speaker in The Crosby Lecture Series, Dr. Thomas E. Mallouk, professor of chemistry and physics at Pennsylvania State University, spoke Tuesday, Jan. 17 about "Light Harvesting and Water Splitting in dye-sensitized solar cells.” His topic provided valuable insight for chemistry, engineering and science students.

“[Mallouk] is like a walking encyclopedia,” Jeffery Johns, a junior biology major at Waynesburg University said. “I am so glad that I had the opportunity to hear him speak and talk with him privately; he has a lot to offer the scientific community.”

Dr. Mallouk has written and published more than 300 scientific publications and has received multiple honors and awards including the Eberly College of Science Medal from Penn State University in 1998 and the American Chemical Society Award in 2008. Mallouk is also an associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Waynesburg University also hosted Makoto Fujimura Tuesday, Jan. 31, as part of the Rosetta Kormuth DeVito Lecture Series. His lecture, “Generative Thinking – Towards Culture Care Values,” detailed the unity between contemporary art and Christianity.

“There is a line that says you can paint or you can worship, but not both,” Fujimura said. “But faith and art is a relationship.”

Fujimura, the founder of the International Arts Movement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the arts, is a prominent cultural influencer in both secular and faith-based media. His artwork is featured worldwide in many major cities, including New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

The Rosetta Kormuth DeVito series was created to explore topics related to business, culture and the arts and addresses a variety of current topics that are of interest to graduate and undergraduate students and the community. The Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Lectures brings to the University visiting scholars who are distinguished in their disciplines.

Through generous friends of the University, students receive the unique opportunity to attend these lectures free of charge. Influential speakers distinguished in their respective disciplines give lectures in classes, at chapel and at public events and offer question and answer sessions for interested students, faculty and staff after each presentation. 

 

 

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