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Great Decisions, International Luncheon set for week of Feb. 10

Two series will continue at Monmouth College the week of Feb. 10.
On Feb. 12, the next Great Decisions discussion forum, “Islamic Awakening,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium of the Center for Science and Business.
On Feb. 13, Monmouth College art faculty members Brian and Stephanie Baugh will present an International Luncheon at 12 noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Room of Stockdale Center.
In the fall of 2012, the Baughs lived in Perth, Scotland, where they taught design courses at Perth College through the University of the Highlands and Islands. The following spring, they lived in Florence, Italy, where Brian taught in the Florence/London program through the Associated Colleges of Midwest.
While recapping their experiences in the two countries, the Baughs will be joined by three students: McCahl Murray, a senior from Byron, who studied in Scotland; Jessica Bybee, a senior from Elmwood, who studied in Italy; and Tony Shek, an exchange student from Perth College.
A buffet lunch, featuring international foods, is available. A meal ticket may be purchased for $7.50 at the luncheon, but lunch reservations must be made in advance by calling 309-457-2253 by Feb. 7. Anyone may attend the presentation without obligation to purchase the meal.
Monmouth College sociology and anthropology professor Petra Kuppinger will lead the Great Decisions forum, discussing whether U.S. foreign policy is adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region.
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.