UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Religion Roundtable Discussion Sept. 17 at UT Tyler
September 14, 2011
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)
The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a public roundtable discussion about various religions 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Sept. 17 in the UT Tyler Fine Arts Building, room 1009, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.
“Theologians will represent Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Greek Orthodox and Protestant – Methodist and Evangelical,” said Dr. Stephen Krebbs, senior lecturer in philosophy. “Representatives will give an eight- to 10-minute presentation on the individual – besides the founder – who most influenced their religious orientation. All interested individuals are encouraged to come and participate.”
Roundtable organizer Kevin Johnsen, UT Tyler alumnus and adjunct lecturer in religion studies at the university, will serve as moderator.
Johnsen holds a bachelor of arts in music with a minor in theology as well as a master of arts in interdisciplinary studies. He studied at both Fuller Theological Seminary and Alliance Theological Seminary and currently teaches at Union Hill Independent School District.
For more information or interviews, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769/903.539.7196.