Three Cups of Tea is subject of first ASC fall faculty lecture

(08-21-2008)

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Masood Ahmad

The Adams State College Faculty Lecture Series begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130 with Dr. Stuart Hilwig, associate professor of history; Dr. Mari Centeno, assistant professor of government; and Masood Ahmad, director of student engagement and success; speaking on "A Visit to the Karakoram: A Roundtable Discussion of the Pakistan and Central Asia of 'Three Cups of Tea.'"

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Dr. Mari Centeno

This summer Adams State incoming freshman class was encouraged to read the book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time" written by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. The book is based on Mortenson's dedication to building schools and providing access to education in rural communities in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Dr. Stuart Hilwig

In this first lecture, Hilwig, Centeno, and Ahmad will explore the history, lives of women, and culture of the people of the mountainous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan whose lives have been forever changed by the schools built by Mortensen. Even if you have not read the book, this roundtable may change your life.

The next free lecture continues with Dr. Mark Abendroth, assistant professor of teacher education, "Cuba's National Literacy Campaign: A Revolutionary Movement from 1961 to Today," on Sept. 17.

Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. All talks are free and the public is invited. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, assistant professor of physics at 719-587-7821, or by email Dr. Astalos.

By Linda Relyea