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University welcomes a diverse group of speakers this fall

University welcomes a diverse group of speakers this fall

DR. PAUL STEKLER: “REEL ELECTIONS: POLITICS ON FILM”
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

UMHB and the Institute for the Humanities at Salado cohosted a lecture by the award-winning documentary filmmaker and political scholar. More than 200 people were in attendance for the presentation, which highlighted the the behind-the-scenes life of American politicians.

DR. AMY BLACK: “HONORING GOD IN RED OR BLUE”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012

The Honors Program hosted a lecture based on Black’s book Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason. Dr. Black holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and serves as chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Wheaton College.

WILLIAM PAUL YOUNG, AUTHOR OF THE SHACK
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012

William Paul Young spoke in chapel about the inspiration behind his New York Times best-selling book, The Shack. The Christian novel was self-published by the Canadian author in 2007 and has sold over 18 million copies, making it the third largest selling book in history.

KIM SPRADLIN, SURVIVOR SEASON 24 WINNER
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Survivor: One World champion and fan favorite Kim Spradlin participated in a question-and-answer session during chapel. Spradlin is the daughter of Temple High School’s head football coach and athletic director, Mike Spradlin. She attended UMHB in 2001.