Final week of Harvest to Hungry series hosts five events

Five events are planned for the final week of the Harvest to Hungry series at Fort Hays State University, starting with the Global Leadership Seminar Course hosting "Food for Thought" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in the Fort Hays Ballroom in the FHSU Memorial Union. FHSU students from different religious backgrounds will talk about their obligations to feed the hungry. Dinner will be served to the first 50 people to arrive from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. Others are encouraged to stay for the presentation.

At 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, in Forsyth Library, Dr. Gene Rice, chair of the Department of Philosophy, will speak on "The Ethics Behind Our Obligation to Feed the Hungry." Free lunch will be served to the first 20 people. "No Place at the Table" movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Hays Public Library.

A keynote address will be given by Steve Baucus, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Black and Gold room in the Memorial Union. Baucus attended the eighth Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Food Summit in Overland Park and will speak on his experiences.

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Forsyth Library, Bob Gillen, head of the Western Kansas Agricultural Research Center, will speak at Times Talk. As is customary, the first 20 to arrive will receive a free lunch.

That night, Dr. Tim Crews, director of research and research ecologist at the Land Institute, will give a presentation at 6 p.m. in the Union's Black and Gold room on sustainable agriculture as a solution to ending hunger.

A public forum about obligations Kansans have to feed the starving in our communities, nation and globe will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Union's Fort Hays Ballroom. The discussion is open to the public. Representatives from the Kansas Farm Bureau, the Kansas Food Bank and the Salvation Army will be in attendance.

For more information, contact Kelly Nuckolls, El Dorado senior, the student coordinator for the Global Leadership Project and a coordinator of FHSU's American Democracy Project, at 785-628-5399 or

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