Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, challenged ECU students to celebrate their diversity – whatever that may be – and to be accepting of others during her visit to campus Oct. 22. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)


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Near-death experiences and John Donne poetry are the topics for the spring Voyages of Discovery lectures, sponsored by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

Raymond Moody will present the Jarvis Lecture on Religion and Culture on Life After Life: The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Wright Auditorium. Moody is emeritus professor of consciousness studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Jarvis United Methodist Church. Moody is the author of 14 books, including Life After Life (1975) and Glimpses of Eternity (2010).

Moody, who holds a medical degree and a doctorate in philosophy, is best known for his study of near-death experiences and his interviews with people around the world who have had these occurrences. In his lecture, he will discuss the new methods of studying such experiences and the relationship to humanity’s biggest question: What happens when we die?

On March 24, Ilona Bell will discuss Sexual Seduction in John Donne’s Poetry in the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 7 p.m. She is the Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of English at Williams College and is the author of Elizabeth I: The Voice of a Monarch and Elizabethan Women and the Poetry of Courtship. She also edited John Donne: Selected Poems.

Complimentary tickets for both lectures are available to all attendees through the Central Ticket Office by calling 252-328-4788 or 800-ECU-ARTS.

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