Date: Oct. 16, 2011
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
SINAI FORUM PRESENTS ANDY BUCHSBAUM NOV. 6
The 58 th season of the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum continues on Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. at Elston Middle School in Michigan City with Andy Buchsbaum, executive director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center, discussing “How Healthy is Lake Michigan?” The program is sponsored by the Duneland Health Council.
The 2011 season is sponsored by the Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Hospitals, including Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City and Crown Point, Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Hammond, and Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster. The Forum Reception sponsor is Family Express.
Buchsbaum will explore the condition of Lake Michigan, a natural resource that is vital to the health and wellbeing of this area. Among the topics he will explore are whether the lake water supply is at risk due to the encroachment of Asian carp and other species and how the prospect of increased shipping throughout The Great Lakes may impact the beauty and recreational value of Lake Michigan.
He has testified before Congressional committees and state legislatures on a range of Great Lakes issues. He co-chaired the 90-member “Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition,” the primary non-governmental coalition championing Great Lakes Restoration and was a lead negotiator on behalf of the conservation community on the proposed Great Lakes Water Resources Compact to protect the lakes from diversions and unwise water use.
Forum subscription tickets are $75 for regular tickets, $125 for donor tickets and $150 for patron tickets. Any student with a valid ID will be admitted free.
Tickets can be purchased in person with cash or check at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., LaPorte; The PNC Advancement Office on the Westville Campus and at PNC - Porter County Undergraduate Center, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso. Tickets can be purchased via credit card at www.sinaiforum.org .
Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at www.sinaiforum.org