By LCU News
PINEVILLE, La. (LCU News) – Robert Freeman, whose ministry champions racial reconcilation, will headline Louisiana Christian University’s Christ Church Culture event Feb. 27.
Freeman, who founded Robert Freeman Ministries, will discuss racial reconciliation and diversity from a biblical perspective.
“Dr. Freeman has worked with two U.S. presidents and has made a serious impact in race relations in the United States,” said Joshua Dara, associate vice president for engagement and enrichment. “I have been quite impressed with his character and personal achievement. He offers a unique and practical perspective on racial reconciliation.”
Freeman has held numerous leadership positions in diverse areas such as community development, economic growth, Habitat for Humanity, hospital patient care and hospital ethics. He also has served on the Governor’s Task force on racism and has been invited to meet with U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Guinn Auditorium and is open to the public.
English majors present research at forum
PINEVILLE, LA. — LCU English majors Samantha Ray of Centerpoint and Delaina Doyle Walley of Hineston presented their research at the eighth annual Regional Student Scholars Forum at LSU-Shreveport, Feb. 17.
The forum allows for the presentation of research from undergraduate and graduate students in Louisiana and four other states.
Ray presented a paper titled “Moby Dick: Foreshadowing and Symbolism Fuse to Convey Melville’s Warning Against Human Intrusion in Nature,” and Walley presented her research titled “Edmund Spenser and Classical Art.”
Also, English major Toriance Fontenot of Mamou had a poem accepted for publication in the spring 2023 edition of “Outrageous Fortune.” Toriance’s piece, “A Huguenot,” was written as an assignment in her creative writing course. The poem is based on the painting “A Huguenot, on St. Bartholomew’s Day” by John Everett Millais.
Maggie Martin Marketplace Leadership Summit scheduled
PINEVILLE, LA. — Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels, will be the keynote speaker for the first Maggie Martin Markeplace Leadership Summit, April 13.
Made possible through a gift from her daughter, Natalie, and son-in-law, Darryl Monroe, the event will be held each spring for business and industry leaders in central Louisiana who strive to live out their faith at work. Martin was married to Jonathan E. Martin, who passed in 2019 after a storied career with RoyOMartin wood product manufacturer. LCU named its new Master of Business Administration program after him.
Tickets and sponsorships are available. The deadline for pre-event promotion sponsorship is Feb. 28. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lcuniversity.edu/leadershipsummit for more information.