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Humanities Symposium

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The Viterbo University School of Letters and Sciences presents

The Good Earth: Understanding Our Relationship with Nature

February 2–4, 2009

Monday, February 2
5:30 p.m. Reception
Fine Arts Center Lobby
With representatives from local environmental groups
7 p.m. Leopold's Land Ethic in an Age of Consequences
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Curt Meine
Tuesday, February 3
9:30 a.m. History of the Coon Creek Watershed
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Jeff Hastings, Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration
10:30 a.m. H.O.P.E.—Grass Roots Ecology at its Finest
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Carl Volden, Dan Everson, Jennifer Leum, Kim Strachan, Asbury
Ridge Association - H.O.P.E.
11:30 a.m. Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Watersheds: A Grassroots Effort to Promote Stewardship and Connect Communities in the Kickapoo River Valley
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Jessica Luhning, Gary Thompson, Kathy Fairchild, Valley
Stewardship Network
12:20 p.m. Free Lunch
Reinhart Center Board Room
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on Local Issues
Fine Arts Center Lobby
5:30 p.m. Film, Food, and Discussion
Reinhart Center 127
With Viterbo Honors Students
Wednesday, February 4
9 a.m.Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Mother Earth, Sister Death: A Franciscan View of God's Good Earth
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Lucy Slinger, FSPA, Ph.D.
10 a.m. A New Vision for America: Leading the Way to Sustainability
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Terry Gips
11 a.m. Art and the Environment
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Gerard Ferrari
12 p.m. Free Lunch
Reinhart Center Board Room
1 p.m. Panel Discussion on National/International Issues
Fine Arts Center Lobby
6:30 p.m. Poetry Reading
Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
Bill Stobb and Juliet Patterson
7 p.m. Music Performances
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Tim Schorr and Student performers


All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact Robyn Gaier at 608-796-3710 or email rrgaier@viterbo.edu.