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Municipal Judge to Present Heffern Lecture

February 1, 2011

Dr. John A. Neuenschwander, a 1963 Mount Union alumnus and municipal judge of Kenosha, WI, will present the Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall on the University of Mount Union’s campus.
 
Neuenschwander, professor emeritus of history at Carthage College, has been the municipal judge for the City of Kenosha since 1986. During his professional career, he has taught at annual judicial seminars and served on numerous state committees. He also served as a National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
 
He is published extensively in both history and law. He is the author of The Middle Colonies and The Coming of the American and A Guide to Oral History and the Law. Over the years, he has published numerous historical articles, edited volumes of local history and written law review articles. In 2007, Neuenschwander was awarded the Lifetime Jurist Award by the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.
 
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Mount Union in 1963 with magna cum laude honors, a master of arts degree in history from the University of Vermont and a doctoral degree in American history from Case Western Reserve University. In 1983, Neuen­schwander earned a juris doctor degree from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. While a student at Mount Union, Neuenschwander was a member of Blue Key, Phi Gamma Mu, the M Club and president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was also selected as the first Outstanding Senior Man.    
 
The Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture was established by the late Mount Union Trustee Gordon E. Heffern to encourage dialogue about the practical ways in which spiritu­ality can transform the workplace. Heffern, a graduate of the University of Virginia, served as chairman of the board of Society Corporation (now KeyCorp) before retiring in 1987. He presented the inaugural lecture in 2004.
 
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030.
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