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'Between God and Green’ author to speak Tuesday

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson

Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson

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Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Olin Teaching Theater
Wofford hosts Wilkinson for Santee Cooper Lecture Series
 
SPARTANBURG, SC - Wofford College will host a conversation with author Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson on the subject of evangelicals and the environment, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Olin Teaching Theater in the Franklin W. Olin Building. The 11 a.m. program, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Santee Cooper Lecture Series on Sustainability and Energy Issues.
 
The lecture also is sponsored by South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light.
 
Wilkinson, author of "Between God and Green: Evangelicals and Climate Change," also is a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she specializes in organizational culture and behavior change.
 
Wilkinson, a Rhodes Scholar, holds a doctorate in environmental studies from Oxford and a BA in religion from Sewanee: The University of the South. Her extensive experience in sustainability includes work for the Natural Resources Defense Council, consulting on strategic communications and stakeholder engagement, and teaching environmental social science at Oxford.
 
Wofford and Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility, began the lecture series in 2009 to provide the college and the Spartanburg community with a forum for discussing timely and pressing environmental issues on energy and sustainability with leading experts from around the world.
 
For more information about the Santee Cooper Lecture Series, contact John Lane, director of Wofford's Goodall Environmental Studies Center and a professor of English and environmental studies, at 864-597-4518 or laneje@wofford.edu.
 
South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light (SCIPL), one of 39 state chapters of IPL around the nation, is housed in Wofford's Center for Global and Community Engagement. SCIPL addresses climate change by engaging people of faith to work together for a just and sustainable future. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and professor of religion and director of Center for Global and Community Engagement, at 864-597-4051 or robinsonrr@wofford.edu.
 
 
About Wofford College

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,600 students in Spartanburg, S.C.  Wofford ranks 2nd nationally in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit
for study abroad.  Home to one of the nation's 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters, Wofford's historic 175-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum.  Wofford is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.