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Atlanta author to speak at Barnes & Noble

Atlanta author to speak at Barnes & Noble

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based writer Jonathan Merritt will host a talk and book signing at the Emory University Barnes & Noble next week.

Merritt will discuss his new book, A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. According to Barnes & Noble:

A Faith of Our Own explores the changing face of American Christianity by examining the coming of age of a new generation of Christians, a generation that wants to influence American culture but is disenchanted with a faith that has become culturally antagonistic and too closely aligned with partisan politics.

Learn more about Merritt, who received his Master of Theology from Emory's Candler School of Theology, at jonathanmerritt.com.

The talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Barnes & Noble at Emory is located at 1390 Oxford Road.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Barnes & Noble to host Titanic lecture

Barnes & Noble to host Titanic lecture

ATLANTA -- Barnes & Noble at Emory, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, will host a special audiovisual lecture about the event and its legacy.

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Dr. Lamar Jones will lecture about the unexpected sinking of the "unsinkable" ocean liner at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 17. Jones, who has studied the Titanic for years, plans to explore lesser-known aspects of the event in his lecture.

Emory University's Barnes & Noble is located at 1390 Oxford Road in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-727-6222 or visit emory.bncollege.com.

CNNMoney’s Poppy Harlow moderates “Today’s Other America” forum April 18, Rialto Center

CNNMoney’s Poppy Harlow moderates “Today’s Other America” forum April 18, Rialto Center
 

Social inequity, economic progress and poverty alleviaton will be topics of discussion during the “Today’sOther America: Poverty in America” forum -a CNN Dialogues event to be held on Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:30pm, at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsythe Street, NW.

CNNMoney anchor and business correspondent Poppy Harlow will moderate the forum. Harlow, who is based in New York, anchors much of CNNMoney’s video coverage of global business events, business news updates, and financial news.

Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required at: www.cnndialogues.com, or by calling the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference, 404.727.2515 -- or the NationalCenter for Civil andHuman Rights, 404.991.6988.

Panelists for the event will include various experts on the subject of poverty both in Atlanta and around the nation:

'Judge Hatchett' host to appear at Barnes & Noble

'Judge Hatchett' host to appear at Barnes & Noble

ATLANTA -- Judge Glenda Hatchett will host a book signing at the Emory University Barnes & Noble next week.

Hatchett will sign copies of her book Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 29.

The Atlanta native is an Emory alumna; she received her law degree from the university. After working for Delta Air Lines, she became chief presiding judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Hatchett was also the host of the television show "Judge Hatchett," which ran for seven seasons.

Learn more about Hatchett at www.glendahatchett.com.

The Emory Barnes & Noble is located at 1390 Oxford Road in Atlanta.

KENNESAW | KSU to host addiction recovery seminar

KENNESAW | KSU to host addiction recovery seminar

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University is hosting a national conference for college administrators on young adult addiction and recovery.

The National Collegiate Recovery Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday. Keynote speakers include Christopher M. Jones from the U.S. Public Health Service and Peter Gaumond from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

It also will include experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from universities across the country.

All events are in the social sciences building on campus.

To register online, visit www.kennesaw.edu/coned/ncrc.html.

Where can I give blood near Emory?

Where can I give blood near Emory?

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta residents have plenty of opportunities to give blood to the American Red Cross between now and the summer.

An up-to-date list of donation times and locations can always be obtained by entering a zip code at redcrossblood.org. Several blood drives have already been scheduled in the Emory University area:

Monday, Feb. 27
Rollins School of Public Health
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 1
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 6
Emory University Hospital
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Apr. 4
Woodruff Physical Education Center
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Apr. 13
Emory School of Nursing
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Apr. 18
The Emory Clinic
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.