Book discussion group to read Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Sea Change

You are invited to participate in an informal small group of faculty, staff and students who will read and discuss Dr. Sylvia Earle’s book, Sea Change. A Message of the Oceans, in late February and early March.

Earle will give the 10th Annual Luann Dummer Lecture in Celebration of Women’s History Month, “Experiencing the Deep Frontier,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

Discussion group participants will receive a complimentary copy of Sea Change.  The Boston Globe describes it as “a book of adventure and wisdom, beauty and pathos. With this book, she [Earle] holds out her hand and invites us to go deeper and deeper with her as our guide until we realize that the deeper we go and the longer we stay, the more we care.” Also, the San Francisco Examiner says, “Earle, from her watery depths, illuminates how human enterprise in the last 200 years — a mere sliver of time in environmental terms — has inextricably altered the planet.”

To sign up for a discussion group, contact Pat Alexander in the Luann Dummer Center for Women with the following information:

E-mail address
Campus Mail #
Note whether you are faculty, staff or student
Preferred date and time (see the schedule below)

Here are the discussion group’s dates and times (all groups will meet in the center, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center; cookies and beverages will be provided):

  • 3:15-4:30 Thursday, Feb. 20, led by Dr. Sherry Jordon, Theology
  • 3:15-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, led by Dr. David Kelly, Geography and Environmental Studies
  • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, led by Dr. Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, Art History and Women’s Studies (bring bag lunch if desired)
  • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, March 3, led by Dr. Steve Hoffman, Political Science and Environmental Studies (bring bag lunch if desired)
  • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, led by Dr. Debra Petersen, Communication Studies and Luann Dummer Center for Women (bring bag lunch if desired)


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