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Moravian College to show Documentary Film An Inconvenient Truth

Film on Global Warming to be followed by Panel Discussion with Faculty

Bethlehem, Pa., September 20, 2006—Moravian College will present a special screening of the film, An Inconvenient Truth, on Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium.  A moderated forum titled Honest Talk about the Real Issue of Global Warming will be opened to the audience following the documentary. The program is sponsored by the Moravian College Environmental Coalition, Impact, Environmental Studies Program, Multi-faith Council, Hillside residence advisors, Christian Fellowship, and Departments of Religion, Biology, Economics and Business, and Political Science.  The event is free and open to the public.

The film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, chronicles Al Gore’s campaign against global warming as he travels to various cities.  Gore presents several scientific studies and projections to prove his case, and a comedic element is showed in a clip from the TV show Futurama.  Guggenheim also includes a brief descriptive biography of the former vice-president and his efforts to combat global climate change.

Panelists for the post-film discussion are six Moravian faculty members: Dr. Frank Kuserk, director of the environmental studies program and professor of biology; Dr. Diane Husic, chair of the department of biology and professor of biology; Dr. Sean Mulholland, assistant professor of economics and business; Dr. John Reynolds, professor of political science; Dr. Hilde Binford, assistant professor of music; and Dr. Donald St. John, professor of religion.

The Moravian College Environmental Coalition is a student group dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment both on campus and in the community.  Throughout the year, it sponsors recycling initiatives, tree plantings, and timely environmental speakers.

Prosser Auditorium is located in the college’s Haupert Union Building, at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.