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Mennonite historian and professor to speak on Tabor College campus Nov. 14

October 23, 2013

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The public is invited to hear historian, educator and author, Dr. Keith Sprunger present “Bethel College and Tabor College: Common Histories? Unique Histories?” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. on the Tabor College Campus.

This lunch hour lecture will take place in the Blue-Gold Room in the student center. Those interested in lunch may purchase a meal from the cafeteria or bring their own meal to enjoy during his remarks.

Sprunger is Oswald H. Wedel Professor Emeritus of History at Bethel College. He taught at Bethel during 1963-2001. He is a native of Berne, Indiana. His undergraduate education was at Wheaton College, and he has a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in early European and English history. Sprunger’s scholarly interests are seventeenth century English, Dutch and American Puritanism, Mennonite History, the history of Bethel College and much more.

Peggy Goertzen, director of Tabor College Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies comments “This is an opportunity to hear Sprunger’s insights into our early educational beginnings.”

Sprunger and his wife Aldine are parents of three children; David, Mary and Philip who are all college teachers and graduates of Bethel College.

For additional information, contact Peggy Goertzen, at (620) 947-3121 ext. 1211.