LINC Luncheon Featuring Dr. Steve Kramer to be Held February 17

May 25, 2010

kramerreleaseDr. Steve Kramer, professor of psychology, will present “El Salvador for Spring Break: Are You Kidding Me?” at the LINC Community Luncheon to be held Tuesday, February 17 at noon in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1974, Kramer was the recipient of the College’s Great Teacher Award in 1980. Among his numerous honors, he was most recently named the 2008 McKinley Fellow Award at Mount Union for his significant impact on the College. He established the Wilderness Experience in 1976 and the Social Responsibility Course in 1992 which has included annual Spring Break service trips to various third world countries.    He was one of the first at Mount Union to incorporate service-learning in the classroom and was instrumental in establishing an Office of Service-Learning and Community Service on campus.  He also helped establish JANUS, a student organization that focuses on citizenship and social justice, and was involved in the founding of the Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity.

Kramer earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from College of the Holy Cross and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to joining the Mount Union community, he was a volunteer teacher in Baghdad, Iraq and served in the U.S. Army.

The Community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking, and conversation) that began last year was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that exists in Alliance, in light of the College’s exceptional academic reputation.

The sessions are open to the public and run from noon until 1 p.m. during the third Tuesday of the months of September, October, November, February, March and April. The cost for the lunch is $9 and will be served in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Sessions will be chaired by Doug Schwarz vice president of Alliance Ventures and executive director of the Greater Alliance Foundation, with comments and updates from Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of the College and Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing.

The March 17 session will feature Dr. Martin Horning, professor of economics, accounting and business administration, who will present “Puzzling Through the U.S. Financial Crisis” and the April 21 session will feature Dr. Jamie Capuzza, professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication, who will focus on “Global Advances in Women’s Rights.”

For further information or to make a reservation contact Diane Thomas, assistant director of public affairs, at (330) 823-6063 or e-mail thomasdl@mountunion.edu. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited so call to reserve your spot today.

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