Sesquicentennial Visitor Series features alumna Kathy Sime '94 Feb. 21-23

Feb. 18, 2011   

Kathy Sime '94, Luther alumna and former director of the ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal, will visit campus Monday, Feb. 21-23.

Sime will speak in chapel Monday, Feb. 21, on Deuteronomy 15:7-11. The chapel service is part of the continuing chapel series "On This side of Jordan: New Beginnings in Deuteronomy and Acts." The series draws on text from the two books to connect with Luther's sesquicentennial theme of journey and transformation and invites reflection on beginnings and future.

Her visit features a lecture for Luther students titled "Use Your Words: Finding a Voice in a Noisy World."

In addition, Sime will meet with several classes including "Paideia II: Shakespeare and Politics," taught by Mark Muggli, professor of English and John Moeller, professor of political science; "Writing for Media" taught by David Faldet, professor of English; and "Global Citizenship" taught by Deb Norland, professor of education.

Sime holds the bachelor's degree magna cum laude in English and French from Luther and holds the master's degree from DePaul University. She has worked for a variety of businesses and nonprofits, including Southern Illinois Regional Social Services, the Alford Group and ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal.

Sime's visit is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Life and coordinated by the Luther English Department as part of its "Life After Luther" events.