Christine Petrell Kallevig*

Origami artist and children’s author
Presentation and workshop for teachers

Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.
North Building Library, 3475 Plymouth Road

Author and Professional Storyteller Christine Petrell Kallevig has been captivating audiences since 1991 with the special storytelling technique she calls STORIGAMI.

Storytelling + Origami = Storigami

Kallevig folds giant-sized paper as she tells stories. Each fold illustrates an action or character from the story, so by the time the story is over, a surprise origami figure is magically created. Audiences are delighted and amazed as they experience the seamless blending of these dynamic folk arts.

Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions by Craig Blomberg*

Books and Coffee discussion led by Charles Schulz

Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 p.m.
Earhart Manor Living Room

Concordia religion professor Charles Schulz leads a discussion of biblical scholar Craig Blomberg’s argument for the Bible's reliability in response to the extreme views about Scripture and its authority articulated by both sides of the debate. As he traces his own academic and spiritual journey, Blomberg sketches out the case for confidence in the Bible in spite of various challenges to the trustworthiness of Scripture, offering a positive, informed, and defensible approach.

Lee Warner Brooks*

Poet and Memoirist

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Kreft Center Recital Hall

Lee Warner Brooks has been a partner in a major Detroit law firm, an editor of the Michigan Law Review, an editor and writer for publishers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and a winner of the Detroit Moth storySLAM. He is the author of Novlets: 67 Sonnets; has published poems in journals such as The Iowa Review, Parody, and Light Quarterly; and has also contributed to anthologies on journal writing, memoir, and "lawyer poets." He currently teaches writing at The University of Michigan, both Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. His new book is called Being the Parent of an Opiate Addict: A Real-Time Poetic Response.

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy*

Books and Coffee discussion led by Elizabeth Hartig

Wednesday, April 18, 4:00 p.m.
Earhart Manor Living Room

Concordia Library director, Elizabeth Hartig leads a discussion of Code Girls, Liza Mundy’s astonishing, untold story of the young American women who cracked key Axis codes, helping to secure Allied victory and revolutionizing the field of cryptanalysis. Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them, although a strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history.

Tenth Annual Conference on Spirituality and the Arts and Sciences*
2018 Theme: “Investigating Identity”

Thursday, April 5, 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Various locations on campus to be announced.