BVU to host "Perspectives of War From the Hone Front' presentations

Monday, April 28, 2003

On Saturday, May 3, Buena Vista University will host an Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) Symposium is designed to look at "Perspectives of War from the Home Front" through four fifty-minute presentations that are open to the public, free of charge.

At 10 a.m., Gary and Jan Worthan of Storm Lake will share the up-and-down experiences of having two sons in the armed forces. The Worthans have recently started a local support group for persons with family members currently serving in the armed forces, and especially in the Iraq war.

At 11 a.m.. Colonel Robert King, public relations commander for the Iowa National Guard, will conduct a debriefing session of the latest information on the status of Iowa National Guard troops in relationship to the war in Iraq.

At 1 p.m., Steve Churchill, former GOP legislator and current vice president of marketing at Mid-America Group of West Des Moines, will provide a review^ of the overall position of the Bush Administration in regards to the war in Iraq.

Finally, at 2 p.m., James Newby, a Quaker and pacifist and minister of Spiritual Growth at Plymouth Church in Des Moines/ will present the historical traditions of the Quaker faith and the pacifist view on war in general.

All of the sessions will take place in Eppley Auditorium, located in the Estelle Siebens Science Center on the BVU campus. For more information, contact Carla Offenburger, academic ACES coordinator, at 749-2138.

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