Lewis University eats up Food for Thought Colloquium

Lewis University eats up Food for Thought Colloquium

Published: August 17, 2011.

The Lewis University History Center and the Arts & Ideas program are presenting “Food for Thought,” a multi-disciplinary series dedicated to the topic of food that will run from September 2011 to April 2012. The films and presentations will engage the community to consider topics, such as healthy eating, stress eating, overeating, vegetarianism, malnutrition and environmental issues related to food. Faculty from various Lewis University departments will lead this interesting exploration of food. All events are free of charge.

Dr. Ewa Bacon, history professor at Lewis University, created this series as a way to focus on society’s interest in eating, food preparation, food purchasing, food diseases and food as pleasure. The faculty colloquium will examine how people have a personal, cultural, global and biological connection to food.

“Food is related to growth, to health, to illness, but it is also the source of community, the heart of the family, and joy,” said Bacon. The colloquium also serves as a way to increase interdisciplinary communication among faculty and support the Arts & Ideas Program.

The series is being sponsored by a grant from the Colonel Stephen S. and Lyla Doherty Center for Aviation and Health Research. It is also supported by the Lewis University History Center and the Arts & Ideas program, which received funding from Illinois Arts Council. For more information about the series, contact Dr. Ewa Bacon at baconew@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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