On Campus with Gary Eichten
"On Campus with Gary Eichten," is a campus-wide program of events led by the University Chair of Critical Thinking and award-winning MPR host Gary Eichten.
The program has been developed to:
- Engage this campus in critical social issues of our time
- Showcase nationally known guest speakers
- To present the best of our very own faculty and
- Encourage the community to wrestle with today's most pressing social and economic issues of our time
Nick Hayes and Gary Eichten launched the program with:
- Nick Hayes' 2015 Russian Year in Review, discussing events such as the crisis in Ukraine, the Russian economy, and the future of Russia under Putin
Subsequent events have included:
- A conversation with biologist Ken Miller from Brown University with our own Noreen Herzfeld, Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion on Science, Religion and Public Policy
- A Year-End Look at the Economy with American Public Media specialist, Chris Farrell and Dr. Louis Johnston, the SJU Joseph P. Farry Professor of Economics and most recent
- Gary Eichten interviewed Star Tribune meteorologist Paul Douglas on Faith and Climate Change: a Meteorologist's View. Paul Douglas discussed both the most current science regarding Earth's climate and his recognition as a committed Christian that finding responsible ways to deal with this change is part of the Christian call to stewardship.
- December 2016 brings around our annual Year-end Look at the Economy with American Public Media specialist, Chris Farrell, and Dr. Louis Johnston, the SJU Joseph P. Farry Professor of Economics.