GREENVILLE COLLEGE WELCOMES RACHEL HELD EVANS TO CAMPUS FEBRUARY 6-7
Greenville College is pleased to welcome Rachel Held Evans to campus on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7. Evans is an award winning Christian author, blogger and speaker whose blog receives over a quarter of a million visits per month and features a range of topics about faith, doubt and culture.
Evans’ books include “Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions” (Zondervan 2010), which explores the relationship between faith, doubt and tough questions and “A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head and Calling Her Husband Master” (Thomas Nelson, 2012), a 2012 New York Times best seller which documents her year of following all the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible.
Rachel Held Evans
She has been featured in interviews on The View, The Today Show, NPR, Slate, The BBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian (UK), The Times London, The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, and was named one of Christianity Today’s “50 Women You Should Know” in Oct. 2012.
There will be a meet and greet reception with complimentary coffee on February 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Jo’s Java and at 9:30 p.m. Evans will speak at Vespers in Whitlock Music Center. On February 7 at 9:30 a.m. she will speak during Chapel in Whitlock Music Center about her latest book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood.” Her visit is being sponsored by Greenville College Chapel and the Greenville College Student Association (GCSA).
These events are open to the public. For more information, please contact Lori Gaffner at email@example.com.
Photo courtesy of Greenville College
DEADLY FLU SEASON CONTINUES
The nation is still in the grips of a deadly flu season. At least 41 states are reporting widespread cases of the illness, which is predominately the H1N1 strain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 30 children have died of the flu this season. The CDC does not track adult deaths, but state figures show people in their 20s and 30s are at a high risk of getting severe cases of the flu this year. The death toll in California is around 145, which includes almost one-hundred people under the age of 65.
This year's flu season is believed to have peaked, but there are still weeks to go.
The Bond County Health Department has flu shots available on a walk-in basis. Health Department Administrator Mark Ayers told WGEL they have seen dramatic increases in the past two months with doctor’s offices and Greenville Regional Hospital reporting 46 cases of Influenza A. The Health Department has provided 844 flu shots so far this season and has around 60 doses left.
For more information, call the Bond County Health Department at 664-1442.
GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO GAS SMELL
Greenville Firefighters were dispatched Thursday, at 11:00 p.m., to a reported smell of gas at a residence on Oak Street, owned by Greenville College. According to the fire department report, a strong odor of gas was reported around the building. Firefighters checked for gas leaks and found none. The cause of the smell is believed to be a misfire of the furnace. Greenville College maintenance personnel were called to check the furnace. Firefighters were on the scene about half an hour.
FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM TO HOST TRAIN SHOW
The Farm Heritage Museum will host the American Heritage Railroad’s first train show in Greenville this summer on Saturday, June 14.
Railroad President David Kessinger told WGEL the show will include vendors with train models and other railroad-related wares. He said the railroad is also hoping to offer workshops for those just getting into the hobby.
Kessinger said the railroad’s “Blue Train” will be at the event and a free ride will be included in the price of admission. Adult admission will be $4 and children under age 12 are free. They are now accepting vendors for the event. For more information or to become a vendor, call 593-7742.