College’s roundtable meeting to explore current issues
PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College’s honors program will sponsor a Philosophy Roundtable to explore various current issues. The free event is open to the public and will be held in the ballroom located in the Central campus student center, 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.
The meetings will take place on two days – March 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and March 31 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. on March 30, and 9 a.m. on March 31. There will be a different set of panelists for each event, although the discussion questions will be exactly the same.
The Roundtable will feature a panel of instructors and students, including John Osterman, San Jacinto College government instructor; Yuri Horner, who teaches English at the College; Tyson Woolman, Mari Drey, Kelly Bufkin and Leland Barton, honors students at the College; Charlotte Dalton and Rachelle Scott, ethics students at the University of Houston-Sugar Land; and Rikki Saldivar, a San Jacinto College student and editor of the San Jacinto Times student newspaper.
“The purpose of the roundtable is to model a philosophical discussion on contemporary issues,” commented Thi Lam, San Jacinto College philosophy professor. “People from various backgrounds will explore the relationship between faith and government.”
Key issues to be considered during the roundtable include separation of government and religion, rights for homosexual couples, and government funding for faith-bases charitable organizations.
Audience participation will be encouraged during the second half of the program at both roundtable meetings.
San Jacinto College offers philosophy courses as part of the College’s behavioral science associate of arts degree program.
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