The King’s College Announces Spring 2010 Distinguished Visitors
Leading Writers, Activists, Musicians, and Artists a Part of The King’s College Plan to Become a Center For Christian Thought in the Heart of New York
The King’s College plans to have 31 political, economic, and cultural leaders on its Empire State Building campus during the spring semester as part of the college’s Distinguished Visitor Series. Among the well-known visitors are Dick Armey, Robert George, Norman Podhoretz, Rick Santorum, John Stossel, and N.T. Wright.
Dr. Marvin Olasky, provost of The King's College and the editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, will interview guests and then invite student questions. Responses by the distinguished visitors become the basis for a magazine article that allows the visitors to communicate not only with students, but also with WORLD’s 400,000 readers. Olasky said that the students’ ability to see the entire process – from “event to print” – provides an extra learning dimension.
“The Distinguished Visitors Series has been an exciting development in the life of The King’s College this year,” Olasky said. “Our students get to meet leaders from politics, media, theology, and many other realms. The King’s College’s unique location – in the heart of New York City – and the synergies we’ve created with WORLD have allowed us to offer both our students and our distinguished visitors a unique and valuable experience.”
One of the legacies of these events has been a robust on-line presence. Videos and audios of fall visitors such as Michael Card, John Fund, Tim Keller, and Jim DeMint have been viewed or downloaded thousands of times. Videos of past participants in the Distinguished Visitors Series are on YouTube on “The King’s College” channel. Audio podcasts are available at www.tkc.edu
These events, free and open to the public, will take place in the City Room on the lower level of the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York. Beginning at noon and concluding at 1:10 pm., these are “brown bag” events; audience members are welcome to bring lunches and enjoy them during the interviews. Visitors should email Lindsey Stoehr at email@example.com at least one day prior to the event.
For more information about The King's College please contact: