Haiti Panel Discussion, Benefit Luncheon Among Upcoming Widener University Events

February 5, 2010

U.S. soldiers unload bottled water in Haiti.

A survivor of the Port-au-Prince earthquake will join three Widener professors on a panel discussion “Making Sense of the Haitian Earthquake” at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.  Akim Gabriel, a French instructor at Temple University who survived the earthquake, will speak with Widener faculty members Dr. Steve Madigosky, professor of science education and environmental science; Dr. Sarah Roth, associate professor of history; and Dr. Stephanie Schechner, associate professor of French and director of Widener’s master of arts in liberal studiesThe discussion is open to the public and will take place in the Kapelski Learning Center, Lecture Hall 1, on Widener’s main campus in Chester.  It is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee, The Academic Service Learning Faculty Development Program, and the Office of Community Engagement.

The following week, On Thursday, Feb. 18, Widener will host an Empty Bowls Luncheon from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Lathem Hall on 13th and Potter Streets in Chester. Members of the community are invited to attend.  For a minimum $10 donation, attendees will receive a ceramic bowl made by Widener students during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 18.  ARAMARK, the university’s food service provider, has donated food and will serve a hot soup lunch including a choice of two soups, bread, fruit and beverages. Participants will be able to keep the ceramic bowls.  Click here for additional on-campus efforts to aid Haitians.



One comment

  1. The Haiti panel discussion has been moved back one week, to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, Kapelski Learning Center, Lecture Hall 1, on Widener’s main campus in Chester.

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