Free USF lecture to focus on consciousness

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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

Free USF lecture to focus on consciousness

(March 11, 2011) – The University of Saint Francis School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Philosophy and Theology will host a free public lecture on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. in Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall.

USF professor Dr. Earl Kumfer will present “Consciousness: Part II,” in which he will consider views on emergent consciousness in the writings of scholar-philosophers John Searle and Philip Clayton, and present-day Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) as a means of bridging the mind-body gap.

A question-and-answer session and light refreshments will follow. For additional information, contact Angie Springer at (260) 399-8066 or


The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers 60 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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