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Monmouth Associates kicks off with talk about Sumatra trip

Biology professor James Godde (in back, with thumb up) led a group of four Monmouth students to Sumatra in May.
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MONMOUTH, Ill. – A program about a recent study-abroad trip to Southeast Asia will kick off the 2018-19 Monmouth College Associates luncheon series.

Monmouth biology professor James Godde led four students in May to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. He will speak about the study-abroad experience at noon Sept. 20 in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of Stockdale Student Center.

Accompanying Godde to Sumatra were John Cunningham ’19, a biology major from Woodstock, Ill.; Shane Herkert ’20, a biology major from Verona, Wis.; Emma Johanns ’21, a biochemistry major from Burlington, Iowa; and Brenna Lobb ’19, a bioinformatics major from Heyworth, Ill.

The group studied wildlife in Sumatra, comparing its presence in primary forest areas to deforested areas.

The cost for a buffet lunch is $10 ($9 for Monmouth faculty and staff). Reservations can be made by calling 309-457-2231 by Sept. 18 or by email at

A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van stops at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at 11:45 a.m. and at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at approximately 11:50 a.m. It returns to both locations immediately following the program.

Shuttle reservations can be made also by calling 309-457-2231. Parking is available along North Ninth Street and in the parking lot near the Stockdale Center.

The other Monmouth Associates programs this academic year will be held Nov. 15, Feb. 21 and May 16.