Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich '65C (R-Ga.) will speak at Emory on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Gingrich's address, sponsored by the President's Office and the College Republicans, is expected to deal with issues affecting college students as well as taxation issues.
Faculty, staff and students will be able to submit questions for Gingrich just before the address begins. A panel consisting primarily of students will select several questions for Gingrich to answer during a 15-minute question-and-answer session.
Tickets for the event will be available to Emory community members Monday, April 8, at 8 a.m. at the Dobbs Center Ticket Desk. An Emory ID is required. Tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday, April 12.
In conjunction with Gingrich's appearance, a student organization called Perspectives, which represents Republican, Democratic and other voices, will sponsor two events. "A Debate Between the Pro-Newt Community and the Con-Newt Community" is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, from 8-10 p.m. in 206 White Hall. Speakers will include two faculty members and two students. On Tuesday, April 16, a forum on "What you wanted to say and didn't get a chance to..." will be held from 6-7 p.m. in 128 Anatomy and Physiology.
The Orion Society's third annual Forgotten Language Tour will begin at Emory next week and will feature readings by several writers and poets.
The tour, which consists of a national series of readings, workshops and discussions by leading nature writers and poets, promotes the concept of nature literacy, "a deeper, more dynamic and creative understanding" of humanity's relationship with the natural world.
Writers and poets giving public readings at Emory include: Robert Hass, Melissa Greene and Rick Bass on Wednesday, April 10; and Richard Nelson, Alison Deming and Kim Stafford on Thursday, April 11. All readings will be held in 303 Geosciences from 8-10 p.m.
Other events include a workshop by Stafford on "Storying and Place" on April 10 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Lullwater (rain location is the formal lounge in Cannon Chapel); and a Nature Walk in Lullwater led by several of the writers and poets from 1:30-3 p.m.
The tour's Emory visit is the lead-off event to a national conference titled "Watershed: A National Celebration of Writes, Nature and Community" in Washington, D.C., April 15-20.
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