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Monmouth Associates, Great Decisions scheduled for week of Feb. 17

Two series will continue at Monmouth College the week of Feb. 17.
On Feb. 19, the next Great Decisions discussion forum, “Energy Independence,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium of the Center for Science and Business.
On Feb. 20, several campus representatives will present a Monmouth Associates program at noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Room of Stockdale Center.
Coinciding with the college’s second annual Zero Day – which marks the day when students’ tuition dollars stop paying the cost of their education and donors’ dollars start – the program will focus on student philanthropic service. There will be presentations by the Student Alumni Association and the senior class gift committee, as well as remarks by Billy Bernard, MC’s assistant director of Greek life, leadership and involvement.
The program is free; a buffet lunch costs $10. Reservations can be made by calling 309-457-2316 by Feb. 17 or by e-mail at
A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van will stop at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at 11:45 a.m. and at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at approximately 11:50 a.m. It will return to both locations immediately following the program. Shuttle reservations should be made by calling the above number.
Monmouth College senior development officer Steve Bloomer will lead the Great Decisions forum, discussing whether the U.S. government should use its fixed resources encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources.
Great Decisions is a nationwide program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental association that works to increase Americans’ understanding of significant foreign policy issues.