Belmont University president to speak at MTSU symp...

Belmont University president to speak at MTSU symposium

Dr. Robert Fisher, president of Belmont University, will deliver the keynote address at the fall symposium of MTSU’s Science and Spirituality Forum, “What Can the Dying Teach the Living?”, on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Dr. Robert Fisher

The event is planned for 7 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

Fisher is co-author with his wife, Judy, of Life is a Gift: Inspiration from the Soon-Departed. The book features a collection of lessons learned from interviews with 104 terminally ill patients of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A panel of speakers from this fall’s previous brown-bag lectures will respond to Fisher. Speakers at those brown-bag programs addressed the overall theme from Christian, Jewish and Muslim perspectives.

The Science and Spirituality Forum grew out of early conversations among four MTSU professors about spiritual perspectives, scientific advances and our human place in the cosmos. These conversations have developed into lunch dialogues among interested faculty, staff and students with the support of the James E. Walker Library.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kristen Keene at 615-898-5376 or

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