This month signals the return of the Cleveland State University Presidentís Lecture Series, a schedule of speaking engagements that recognize the contributions and accomplishments of those in the Cleveland State community.
Rev. Marvin McMickle, a Cleveland State University Trustee, will be the keynote speaker at President Ronald Berkmanís first Lecture Series event at the Wolstein Center on Wednesday, April 7. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Author of Profiles in Black: Phat Facts for Teens, an award-winning book that chronicles the people, famous quotes, places and events that forged African American experience in the twenty-first century, Rev. McMickle will speak about his latest work, answer questions from the audience and hold an autograph session to conclude this special evening.
Marvin McMickle, M.Div., Ph.D., is pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has served since 1987. In 2006 he was given the Ralph Garfield Schell Presidential Award for Excellence in Ministry. In addition to being one of the most respected preachers in the nation, Dr. McMickle serves as professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary. A prolific author, McMickle has published seven books, including the Judson Press titles The Star Book on Preaching (2006), Battling Prostate Cancer (2004), Before We Say I Do (2003), and An Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage (2002). He is also the author of Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America (Pilgrim Press 2006).
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