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Mount Union College Community Luncheons Scheduled for Spring 2008

January 4, 2008

The Community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking, and conversation) which began last September will continue for the Spring Semester, starting Tuesday, February 19 at Mount Union College.

The series was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise that exists in Alliance, in light of the College’s exceptional academic reputation.

The sessions are open to the public and will run from noon until 1 p.m. during the third Tuesday of the months of 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 Scott Ingledue, chairman of the Board of Directors of Alliance Community Hospital, with comments and updates from Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of the College and Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing.

The February 19 session will feature Dr. Jeffrey Draves, professor of chemistry, who will discuss how “Breathing May Be Hazardous to Your Health.” A member of the Mount Union College faculty since 2006, Draves earned his bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College and his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the American Chemical Society.

The March 18 session will feature Dr. Rebecca Stevens, professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, who will present “Crime 101.” A 1980 graduate of Mount Union College, Stevens earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and psychology. She then earned master of arts and doctoral degrees from the University of Akron. She has been a member of the faculty at Mount Union since 1996 and was named as the College’s Great Teacher in 2001.

The final session for the spring of 2008 will be held April 15 featuring Dr. William Cunion, assistant professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science, who will present “Election 2008: At What Cost?” Cunion, who joined the Mount Union faculty in 2003, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Xavier University, a master's degree from Ohio University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was named as the College’s Great Teacher in 2006.

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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