The Gerber Institute at Newman University presents lecture on land and national identity Jan. 31

Jan 26, 2012

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University will present “‘From California to the New York Island’: Reflections on Land and National Identity” from noon to 12:50 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center, inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the Newman campus. The lecture will feature Newman Professor of History and Humanities Division Chair Cheryl Golden, Ph.D., and Newman Associate Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D.

The lecture is the third installment of the Gerber Institute’s year-long “Lunch and Learn” series on the theme of land, which takes its inspiration from Woody Guthrie’s folk anthem “This Land Is Your Land.” The series examines some of the social, economic, geological, spiritual and theological aspects of land as they relate to human life.

The Gerber Institute is named for the Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Wichita, and was founded to help strengthen Catholic studies and Catholic identity at Newman University, and to promote scholarly work in the area of Catholic studies. Since its founding the Gerber Institute has hosted several lectures, panel discussions and other events featuring prominent writers, thinkers, theologians, commentators and others.

For more information about The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University, visit www.gerberinstitute.orgor call 316-942-4291, ext. 2798.