CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 10, 2000
UI hosts April 14-15 visit by renowned environmentalist
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will present a lecture titled
"Green is the Maker's Favorite Color: The Environmental Legacy of Judeo-Christian
Thought" by Calvin De Witt, professor of environmental studies at the
University of Wisconsin, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 14 in Buchanan Auditorium
of the John Pappajohn Business Building.
De Witt's UI activities will also include:
Friday, April 14 -- A geography department colloquium, "Successful Land
Stewardship Policy at the Local Level: A Case Study of the Town of Dunn,"
3:30 p.m. in Room C125 of Pappajohn.
Saturday, April 15 -- An hour-long nature walk beginning at 9:30 a.m., at
Squire Point Trails, meeting at the Linder Point Campground parking lot, with
registration available by calling (319) 341-0007.
All programs are free and open to the public.
De Witt's scholarly interests range from the study of reptiles in southern
California deserts to investigating the swamps of Indonesia. A graduate of
Calvin College and the University of Michigan, he is professor of environmental
studies at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Environmental Studies
and director of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. Based upon
biblical stewardship principles, the Institute offers environmental courses
for college and university students at such diverse sites as northern Michigan,
Puget Sound, the Chesapeake Bay, Kenya and southern India. In 1987, the work
of the Institute was recognized with a Friends of the United Nations Environmental
De Witt's April 14-15 UI visit, part of the of the Geneva Lecture Series,
is being held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. His visit
is co-sponsored by the University Lecture Committee, the UI department of
geography, the Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa and some twenty Iowa City churches
and Christian student organizations.
Since 1976, the Geneva Lecture Series has brought nearly 50 nationally and
internationally renowned speakers to the UI to address a wide range of important
issues from a distinctively Christian or Judeo-Christian perspective. For
more information, contact Jason Chen, director, Geneva Campus Ministry, 120
N. Dubuque St., Iowa City, Iowa 52245, email email@example.com
or call 341-0007.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jason
Chen at either the phone number or e-mail address listed above.