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13th Annual Richard V. Moore, Sr. Lecture Series to Be Held at B-CU

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On March 17 – 19, the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) School of Arts and Humanities and Department of Religion, Philosophy and Humanities, will host the 13th Annual Richard V. Moore, Sr., Lecture Series.  This year’s program, which is open to the public, includes a debate, panel discussions and a keynote address.  The annual event honoring the late Richard V. Moore, a former president of B-CU, is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew Mellon and Jessie Ball DuPont Endowment for the Humanities.

The theme of this year’s series is “The Call of Faith in Challenging Economic Times,” with activities highlighting the role of faith in addressing economic need around the world and within our own communities.   Local faith-based organizations will participate in panel discussions to talk about specific actions and programs in the community.  A debate conducted by B-CU’s Thurgood Marshall Debate Society will address economic redevelopment from a global perspective.

The keynote address will be delivered by the Reverend Dr. L. Ronald Durham, senior pastor, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL.

“It is our hope that the debate, panels and keynote speaker will bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and community guests to focus on current issues concerning Christian responsibility and leadership as we work together toward a just society,” commented Dr. Alice Wood, chair, B-CU Department of Religion, Philosophy and Humanities.   

Following is a full schedule of events:

Wednesday, March 17
Event: Evening Debate
Debate conducted by B-CU Thurgood Marshall Debate Society

Resolved:  Corporate personhood should be revoked
Location: Heyn Memorial Chapel (inside White Hall)
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach
Time:

7:00 pm

Thursday, March 18

Morning Panel
Panel Discussion with Local Faith-Based Organizations
Participating Organizations:  Halifax Urban Ministries,
Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Society of St. Andrew

Location Larry R. Handfield Music Building Annex, Room  223 (band rehearsal room)
(enter campus through Lincoln Street gate/parking area)
Time 9:40-11:10 am
Event Afternoon Panel

Panel Discussion with Local Faith-Based Organizations
Participating Organizations:  F.A.I.T.H., Catholic Charities of Central Florida,
Halifax Habitat for Humanity
Location

Larry R. Handfield Music Building Annex, Room  223 (band rehearsal room)
(enter campus through Lincoln Street gate/parking area)

Friday, March 19

Event: Keynote Service

Keynote Address by the Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, Senior Pastor,
Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL
Closing Remarks by Dr. Alice Wood, chair, department of religion,
philosophy and humanities and Dr. James Brooks, dean, School of Arts
and Humanities
Location Larry R. Handfield Music Building Annex, Room  223 (band rehearsal room)
Time 10:20 am

For further information regarding scheduled events and speakers, please contact Dr. Alice Wood at 386-481-2712
or Dr. Chris Newcomb at 386-481-2732.


Office of Public Relations

Liz Poston PH: 386-481-2990

About Bethune-Cookman University

Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.

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