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FHSU hosts hunger events

Published on -3/31/2013, 4:20 PM

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By The Hays Daily News

Several Fort Hays State University's "From Harvest to the Hungry Series" events, designed to emphasize the importance of Kansans' role in addressing world hunger, are set for early April.

* 7 p.m. Thursday, FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. The Global Leadership Seminar Class will host a Global Food for Thought Dinner and discussion with representatives from several religions speaking on their religious obligations to feed the hungry.

* 11:30 a.m. April 8, Forsyth Library. Times Talk: "The Ethics Behind Our Obligation to Feed the Hungry," presented by Gene Rice, Department of Philosophy chairman.

* 6:30 p.m. April 8, Hays Public Library. Video about the obligation the U.S. has in addressing the hunger crisis, followed by discussion facilitated by Rice.

* 6 p.m. April 9, FHSU Memorial Union Black and Gold Room. Keynote address by Steve Baccus, president of Kansas Farm Bureau regarding the KFB's recent actions in the fight against hunger.

* 11:30 a.m. April 10, Forsyth Library. Times Talk by Bob Gillen of KSU Agriculture Research Center on the research of agricultural production challenges in western Kansas.

* 6 p.m. April 10, FHSU Memorial Union Black and Gold Room. Sustainable agriculture as a solution to ending hunger, presented by Tim Crews and the Land Institute.

* 6:30 p.m. April 11, FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. Public forum on the obligation Kansans have to feed the hungry. Community members are encouraged to attend to discuss steps that can be taken to end hunger. Representatives from KFB, Kansas Food Bank and Salvation Army will participate in the forum.

Information on the events is available by calling Kelly Nuckolls (785) 628-5399 or emailing adp@fhsu.edu.

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