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Religion and Science Roundtable at SAU to feature local speaker

Laurinburg, N.C. – St. Andrews University will welcome Dr. David H. Nikkel as the featured speaker at the Religion and Science Roundtable scheduled for January 15.

Free and open to the public, the Roundtable begins with a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Reservations for the event are required for meal preparation purposes. To make a reservation, send an email to rsvp@sapc.edu or call 910-277-3968 by January 8. Be sure to include the names of all who will be attending in the message.

Nikkel is the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) and a religious studies scholar. He also serves as a pastor of a small church in Fayetteville.

The author of three books, Nikkel has served on the faculty at UNCP for more than a decade, teaching a variety of courses on religion. For three semesters he co-taught a course on Religion and Science with previous Roundtable speaker Dr. Bruce Ezell.

Nikkel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in mathematics, a Master of Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University.

The Religion and Science Roundtables are associated with the annual John Calvin McNair Lecture on Science and Theology hosted each fall by St. Andrews. The McNair Lecture was established by the 1857 will of John Calvin McNair who asked that "the object of which lecture(s) shall be to show the mutual bearing of Science and Theology upon each other...."

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St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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