Grace College and The Remnant Trust, both located in Winona Lake, Ind., will sponsor two events this October that advance literacy: a presentation by former First Lady Laura Bush, and a celebration of the King James Version’s 400-year anniversary.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, in Westminster Hall on the Grace College campus, four biblical scholars, including Grace faculty member Dr. Matthew Harmon, will present on different facets of the first legal English translation of the Bible.
That same day, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., former First Lady Laura Bush will address the public, alumni, and students in the Orthopaedic Capital Center. She will discuss freedom and literacy, and a question-and-answer session will follow. Prior to the event, Mrs. Bush will meet with a select group of elementary students.
Mrs. Bush tours the nation taking a deliberate stand for truth by choosing to make a difference in education, health care, and human rights through literacy promotion initiatives. As a former librarian and teacher, Mrs. Bush has a passion for literacy and children. In 2001, she joined with the Library of Congress to launch the First National Book Festival, and now serves as an Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade. She is an enthusiastic proponent of teacher recruitment programs such as Teach for America, The New Teacher Project, and Troops to Teachers.
Dr. Ron Manahan, president of Grace College and Seminary, expressed his pleasure at bringing Laura Bush to campus. “Our campus is delighted to welcome Former First Lady Laura Bush to our community to talk about ideas important to all Americans,” he said.