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Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

Twin Cities Lunch Connection

Open to all alumni, parents and friends of the college, the Lunch Connection is a monthly luncheon and speaker event hosted by the college. It is a great chance to network and socialize with others in the Twin Cities area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Speaker: Lorna Benson '90, Reporter, MPR

"A Health Reporter’s Challenge: First, Do No Harm (To the Audience)"
Eat this food, avoid that food. Get this screening test, but skip that one. Should you take a statin? Are e-cigarettes bad? What about medical marijuana? Minnesotans are bombarded with health information on a daily basis. So are health journalists. How does MPR News choose which health stories to cover and which ones to ignore? And why does it matter?                                       
Lorna Benson '90

Lorna Benson is currently a correspondent for MPR News, primarily reporting on health and medicine. She has been reporting for MPR since 1990, and hosted All Things Considered from 1997 to 2003. She has also worked at Minnesota Public Radio bureau stations in Rochester and St. Peter, where she was the news director. Benson has been honored by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Minnesota Psychiatric Society, the Minnesota Medical Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Minnesota, Eli Lilly & Company and the Minnesota Education Association. In 2003, she was Luther's Commencement speaker. 

11:30 a.m. Buffet Luncheon Begins
12:00 p.m. Presentation          

$15.00 per person, please register online by Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Center for Changing Lives, Centrum Room

2400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The luncheons are held at The Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis. Lunch is provided by the Center for Changing Lives Center Café, managed by church volunteers and staffed by work clients from LSS Employment Services.

The Lunch Connection dates for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

Friday, September 19, 2014 - TBA (Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis)
Friday, October 17, 2014 - TBA (Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis)
Friday, November 21, 2014 - TBA (Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis)
Friday, February 27, 2015 - TBA
Friday, March 27, 2015 - TBA
Friday, April 24, 2015 - TBA

Planning Committee:
Carol Tomer `79, Scott Searl `94, Dave Seidelmann `94, Pete Newburg `97, Joel Sommers `03, Marcia Metzger, and Dan Waarvik `68 

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