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Southeast Asia travelers to speak at International Luncheon

Adelaide Columnas, Rebecca Isaacs, James Godde and Zachary Owens are pictured before entering a Buddhist temple.
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Three Monmouth College students who traveled to Southeast Asia for three weeks last summer with biology professor James Godde will recount their experiences at the first International Luncheon program of the academic year on Oct. 4 at noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of the Stockdale Center.
Godde led Adelaide Columnas, Rebecca Isaacs and Zachary Owens on “An Interdisciplinary Trek Through Southeast Asia.” Said Godde, “We called our trip ‘SIMS: 2012,’ which stands for our destinations of Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. We headed to this region of the world in order to investigate its amazing diversity. We were interested in biodiversity, but also in the religious and political diversity of these countries.”
What transpired, Godde said, “was an unforgettable trek, not only into the jungles of Southeast Asia, but also into a forest of knowledge concerning this little-known corner of the globe.”
A buffet lunch, featuring international foods, is available. A meal ticket may be purchased for $7.50 can be purchased at the luncheon, but lunch reservations must be made five days in advance by calling 309-457-2149. Anyone may attend the presentation without obligation to purchase the meal.