Bethel to Host Colloquia Lecture Series

Bethel College will host the Colloquia Lecture Series in two parts on October 24 and November 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Academic Center, Room 342.

John H. Haas, Ph.D., associate professor of history, will be giving the first lecture discussing “Historical Perspectives on the Liberal Arts” and answering the question, “What is Education For?” John Haas has taught at Bethel College since 1999. Prior to receiv­ing his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, he received the Th.M. from Princeton Seminary, the M.Div. from Reformed Episcopal Seminary and his B.A. from Temple Univer­sity. His academic work has been in American cultural, intellectual and religious history.

The second of the series will be presented by Karon Schwartz, Ph.D., interim dean of nursing and graduate nursing director. This lecture is titled, “Old Order Amish and Health Care: A Look at the History and Health Care Options of This Unique Judeo-Christian Culture.” Schwartz completed her doctoral studies at Wayne State University. Her dissertation was: “Breast Cancer Health Care Beliefs, Values and Practices of Amish Women.” She has cared for Amish families as a nurse and a friend for more than 30 years. Schwartz has presented this lecture to leaders in both Amish and non-Amish communities.

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