Adams State Faculty Lecture is October 16

(10-11-2013)

Jonathan Reed and translator Casey Harrington talking to Guatemalan school children

ASU Jonathan Reed and translator Casey Harrington talk to Guatemalan school children about the importance of good hygiene. Adams State University students and professors traveled afar to complete quests of service and self-discovery. The Free Faculty Lecture "ASU Abroad," begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, in Porter Hall room 130.

The presentation, by Allison Bennett, nursing simulation lab coordinator; Dr. David Mac Williams, professor of English, and Ben Waddell, assistant professor of sociology; will focus on the overseas learning and service experiences Adams State students, in three separate courses, had last summer in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Spain.

The students experienced both internal and physical journeys. In Spain, students walked a 200-mile portion of the medieval pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. In Guatemala, nursing students provided services to rural clinics outside of Antigua. In Nicaragua, students studied issues related to sustainable development.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Kristy Duran, assistant professor of biology, at 719-587-7767, or klduran@adams.edu.