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Hansen, McDonald to address Gulf of Mexico oil spill Oct. 20

The current Town and Gown lecture series is addressing the issue of energy sustainability and stewardship.
The current Town and Gown lecture series is addressing the issue of energy sustainability and stewardship.

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 19, 2010 – Two oil industry experts will speak about the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill at Union University’s Town and Gown lecture Oct. 20.

Lloyd Hansen, owner of Nortek, Inc., and William J. McDonald, president of EnerPro LLC, will address the topic “The Gulf Oil Spill – Technology, Policy, Energy Education” in the Carl Grant Events Center at 6 p.m.

Following their address, Don Van, professor of engineering at Union, will speak at 8 p.m. about reverse energy generation.

The lectures are part of the ongoing Town and Gown lecture series about energy sustainability and stewardship that began Oct. 5 and ends Nov. 2.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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Union University Announcement for March 6

Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Friday, March 6, with all classes canceled.

The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.

Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lex will be closed. No breakfast will be served.


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