Series highlights service to others and Ohio University
ATHENS, Ohio (April 24, 2007) -- The first of three panels in the new Affirming Humanity series will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Baker University Center conference room 242.
The series will celebrate the work and contributions of people who are engaged in, and committed to, service and outreach to others.
According to Provost Kathy Krendl, the Affirming Humanity series follows up on the Affirming Diversity series that drew strong attendance across campus two years ago.
"The series is intended to honor those in our community whose service to others has been exemplary." Krendl said. "These individuals were nominated by their peers for their outstanding service through teaching, scholarship, mentorship and advising, student activities and community service."
President Roderick J. McDavis will welcome attendees to the event and Vice President of Student Affairs Kent J. Smith will serve as moderator.
Panelists include: Winsome Chunnu, assistant director of the Multicultural Center; Frans Doppen, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education; Lynn Harter, associate professor in the School of Communication Studies; Charlene Kopchick, director of Health Education and Wellness; and Thomas Walker, emeritus professor in the Department of Political Science.
Panel members were nominated by their peers for their ethics and actions of service, goodwill, and respect for others.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring lunch or arrive a few minutes early for a free light lunch.
The Office of the Provost, the Ombuds Office, Institutional Equity, University College and University Human Resources are sponsoring the series.
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