Coastal Carolina University has announced its Tea and Ethics lecture series for the spring 2011 semester. The series, which offers attendees a variety of hot teas and cookies, is a community outreach discussion forum featuring ethics-related discussions led by faculty and community members.
The discussions are sponsored by the University's Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. The purpose of the center is to cultivate and promote awareness in the community of the importance of personal and professional integrity. For more information, contact Claudia McCollough, director of the center, at 843-349-2440.
The following free lectures will be held at 4:30 p.m. and are open to the public.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 22
"New Racism in the Old South" will be presented by Jason Eastman, assistant professor of sociology, in CCU's Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Wednesday, March 9
"Transcended Earth: Ethics and Eco Art" will be presented by Warner Hyde in the courtyard of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Hyde is an assistant professor of ceramics at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.
Tuesday, March 29 (Java Jabber)
"Ethics of Flipping Off the Buddha on 501" will be presented by Ron Green, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, in the CINO Grille main dining room on campus.
Monday, April 11
"Waking Up to Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey into New Ethical Territory" will be presented by the Jackson Center's Visiting Ethicist, Peggy McIntosh, in the Wall Auditorium. McIntosh is the associate director of Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, and founder and co-director of the Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project.