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Free program on medical ethics

Jan. 28, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Wednesdays II informal talks sponsored by the Emeriti Council at Western Michigan University continue Wednesday, Feb. 11, with a discussion on medical ethics.

Dr. Shirley Bach, WMU professor emerita in philosophy, will discuss "Medical Ethics and the Wisdom of the Sages" at 1 p.m. in the Heinig Emeriti Lounge. Bach will share lessons from the Terri Schiavo court case as well as other interesting personal health care decisions that have publicly played out in the news media.

Spring program schedule

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2 p.m.--Discussion of the thought-provoking play, "Doubt," by Dr. D. Terry Williams, emeritus in theatre. Williams encourages those planning to attend this event to see the play before participating in the discussion. He is directing the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's production of "Doubt," which will run from Feb. 27 through March 14 in the Parish Theater. Visit the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre online for more about this Pulitzer Prize-winning play that is set in a Catholic school and contains adult themes.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2 p.m.--"Personal Thoughts on the Past and the Future of the College of Engineering" by Dr. Frank Wolf, emeritus in industrial and manufacturing Engineering.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2 p.m.--"Swirl of the World as a Guest at Two Asian Weddings in India and South Korea" by Sandra Edwards, emerita in occupational therapy.

All Wednesday II talks take place the second Wednesday of the month in the Heinig Emeriti Lounge, which is located on the second floor of Walwood Hall's west wing. Visit wmich.edu/emeriti for more information about the WMU Emeriti Council.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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