Amherst events to feature UW-Stevens Point faculty
For the City Times
AMHERST – Enjoy a chef-prepared meal and discussion of current topics with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty at “Dinner and Discourse” at the Amherst Opera House.
Offered in August and October, these events feature a presentation, a multicourse dinner by local internationally-trained Chef Salvatore Friedel and Eleonore Hebal.
On Aug. 24, Associate Professor Joshua Horn, philosophy, will discuss “The Nature of Free Will” and the theological and scientific reasons why humans have it or don’t. He will describe how philosophers have historically understood this freedom and why the debate over free will is important today.
On Oct. 11, Associate Professor Shanny Luft, religious studies, will discuss “Violence and Media” and why movies, comic books and other sources are blamed for public violence. He will trace the history of public fears on the topic and lead a conversation about our thoughts and experiences regarding violence and popular culture.
Both events will begin at 6 p.m. at the opera house, 207 N. Main St., Amherst.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, contact the opera house at 715-321-0122 or [email protected].