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MAY 30, 2018 | 4 - 5:30 PM 

Faculty Emeriti Scholar’s Lecture: Dr. C. David Pruett, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics 

(The Ice House, Room 117) 

Reason and Wonder: The Book a JMU Honors Course Launched 

“I think I have a book in me and that teaching this course will help me write it.” Thus began Honors 200D in January 1999. Thirteen long years later, Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit was published by Praeger (2012). The course initially floated under the unwieldy title “From Black Elk to Black Holes: Shaping a Myth for a New Millennium,” and has been offered seven times in various incarnations through spring 2017. In 2002 it received a Templeton Foundation science-religion course award, but it is better understood as a ‘science-mythology’ dialogue. The late eco-theologian Thomas Berry observed, “We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story…We are between stories.” Reason and Wonder is an attempt at collective mythmaking: at weaving together a compelling new story that is faithful both to the revelations of modern science and to the wisdom of time-honored spiritual traditions. Refreshments will be served. 

AUGUST 23, 2018 

FEA Picnic 

Bridgeforth Stadium Club Level 

Save the date! More details to come. 

OCTOBER 25, 2018 | 11:30 AM 

Fall Luncheon 

Festival Ballroom 

Our speaker will be Charles King, Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance. 

DEC. 12, 2018 | 5:30 - 9 PM 

The Holiday Gala Reception and Dinner 

Festival Ballroom 

Save the date! More details to come. 


Lifelong Learning Institute

Various events and activities.

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