Patrick Henry College
Dr. Marvin Olasky fellowships with PHC students in April, 2011
Students are encouraged to attend these noon-time interviews with leading national figures (see schedule below). The Office of Campus Operations has waived the normal $1 take-out lunch fee for the noon interviews so students can participate in the interview sessions while eating lunch in the Hodel Center Coffeehouse. An approximately 30-minute Q&A session will occur after each interview, giving students an extended opportunity to question Dr. Olasky and the College’s distinguished guests.
WORLD Magazine will later publish the transcripts as Q&A articles, while the College intends to produce and post professional video and audio recordings.
“We are having some big names on campus,” said PHC Provost Dr. Gene Edward Veith. “This is a great opportunity for PHC students to get acquainted with some major players in politics, government, and the culture. Dr. Olasky's interviews with them will put the spotlight on PHC as a forum for serious thinking and discussion about the important issues of our times.”
Dr. Olasky conducts a live interview with former Senator Rick Santorum at PHC
On Monday, September 19, Dr. Olasky will conduct his first lunchtime interview (Monday start time has been changed to 12:30 p.m.) in the Hodel Center Coffeehouse with Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, and will host Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) on Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Later in the week (Thursday, noon) he will interview South Dakota Senator, John Thune, at the Heritage Foundation.
Dr. Olasky’s other on-campus, lunchtime interview subjects next week include: Jay Hein, the president of the Sagamore Institute and former head of the Office of Faith Based Initiatives under President Bush (Tuesday, noon); writer Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Wednesday, noon); and Thomas Kidd, Associate Professor of History at Baylor University, who is currently writing a biography of Patrick Henry (Friday, noon).
These exclusive sessions will be a recurring component of Dr. Olasky’s week-long visits to campus during the school year. His next campus interview series will take place the week of November 7, featuring, among others: NY Times columnist Ross Douthat; Melinda Delahoyde, President of Care Net; and Laura Waters Hinson, producer of the documentary As We Forgive, in which victims of Rwandan genocide must find a way to live alongside former killers. A full schedule will be announced later.
Full schedule for Week of Sept. 19–23:
Sept. 19 – Jim DeMint – 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Jay Hein – noon - 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Trent Franks – 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 – Ann Voskamp – noon - 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 22 – John Thune – noon at Heritage Foundation
Sept. 23 – Thomas Kidd – noon - 1:00 p.m.