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6355-Malone University to host bicentennial symposium in honor of Evangelical Friends Church –Eastern Region 200th anniversary

6355-June 26, 2012

Malone University will host a bicentennial symposium in conjunction with the University's founding denomination: the Evangelical Friends Church – Eastern Region's 200th anniversary. The two-day academic symposium will take place Thursday, July 19, at the historical Ohio Yearly Meeting House in Mt. Pleasant, and on July 20 at Malone University in Canton. Thomas D. Hamm, professor of history, curator of Friends' collection at Earlham College, will be the keynote speaker both days. Jay Riley Case, professor of history at Malone University, will deliver the address on Thursday, July 19. The symposium will recognize and consider the historical role and place of Friends in Ohio and the trans-Appalachian West, particularly the Holiness-evangelical branch of Friends.

A complete schedule follows:

Thursday, July 19

Historic Ohio Yearly Meeting House

478 Union Street,

Mt. Pleasant

10 a.m. | Registration

10:30 a.m. | Plenary Session and Discussion - Thomas Hamm

11:45 a.m. | Lunch

12:30 p.m. | Plenary Session and Discussion - Jay Riley Case

1:15 p.m. | Traditional Friends Meeting

1:45 p.m. | Conclusion

Friday, July 20

Malone University

Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts

2600 Cleveland Ave. NW


8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. | Selected Papers

11:15 a.m. | Plenary Session and Discussion - Thomas Hamm

12:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 p.m. | Tour of Malone Friends Archive

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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