Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2004

Professional Historian-Actor to Give Whitworth Performance
as Author G.K. Chesterton

Famed 20th-century British journalist, poet and essayist G.K. Chesterton will come to life in a performance by professional historian-actor and Fulbright lecturer John "Chuck' Chalberg, Ph.D. The performance will take place Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth College. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3275.

Chalberg, whose Spokane visit is being co-hosted by Whitworth's Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning and Gonzaga University, is the first guest to give a presentation in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Whitworth's new academic building, Weyerhaeuser Hall.

Chalberg holds a doctorate in American history and has taught at the college level for many years. He has brought his characters, including Chesterton, Patrick Henry, Huey Long, Eugene Debs, and Minnesota populist Ignatius Donnelly, to his classrooms and to audiences across the United States, Canada and Eastern Europe.

Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesterton (1874-1936) was a writer proficient in virtually every area of literature. He espoused his political and religious views and social commentary through poetry, essays and books, including What's Wrong with the World, Heretics, Orthodoxy, and The Everlasting Man. In all, Chesterton had 69 books published during his lifetime, and 10 were published after his death.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,400 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Dale Soden, director of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4433 or dsoden@whitworth.edu.

Michelle Seefried, program coordinator, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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