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Religious Emphasis Week Set at Wofford

February 18, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC—Wofford College will observe Religious Emphasis Week during the week of Feb. 24 with a convocation and two special programs on education.

Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, will be the featured speaker for the Religious Emphasis Week Convocation on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. in Leonard Auditorium. The program is sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Events on Thursday, Feb. 27, will center on Father Luigi Giussani’s book “The Risk of Education.” Giussani is founder of the Catholic Lay Movement Communion and Liberation.

At 11 a.m., Michael H. Eppler of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, Ind., will lead a faculty-student panel discussion titled “Taking the Risk . . . Of Education.” It will be held at 11 a.m. in Leonard Auditorium. The program is sponsored by Campus Ministry.

At 7 p.m., “A Conversation on the Risk and Freedom of Learning” will be held in the Papadopoulos Building. It is sponsored by the Wofford College Newman Club.

All programs are all free and open to the public.

Long has been the Bandy Professor since 2000. Previously, he was director of congregational resources and director of Geneva Press for Presbyterian Publishing Co. He has held positions at Princeton Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. He has had numerous publications, including “Beyond the Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship,” published in 2001, and “Matthew,” a part of the Westminster Bible Companion Series, published in 1997.

He is a graduate of Erskine College, Erskine Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Eppler is the diocesan director of youth and young adult formation for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville and teaches at Brescia University. He has been a contributing author to the World Youth Day Resource Management published by the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers. He is a graduate of Saint Meinrad College, and received his master’s and did his post-graduate studies at Loyola University.