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IU Northwest Anthropology Club to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday on Feb. 11

Afternoon event will include speakers, a skit, and a birthday cake

The Anthropology Club at Indiana University Northwest will mark the 200th birthday of naturalist and evolution theorist Charles Darwin with a special program featuring guest speakers, a short skit, songs, and a birthday cake. The campus community and the public are invited to share in this fun and informative event as IU Northwest sociology and anthropology students and faculty celebrate (one day early) the birth of the father of evolutionary theory.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be Assistant Professor of Psychology Karl Nelson, Ph.D., who will discuss Darwin’s theories as they relate to psychology. There will also be other speakers, a short Darwin skit, and opportunity for discussion. Darwin Day will begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Library Conference Center 105A, and will conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m.

This year will mark the 11th annual Darwin Day event at IU Northwest. The celebration of Darwin’s birth and his revolutionary impact on modern scientific thought has traditionally been celebrated at the university on a Wednesday; this year, therefore, Darwin’s birthday party will take place one day before his actual 200th birthday, which falls on Feb. 12.

The Anthropology Club at IU Northwest is an active student organization that sponsors several programs and guest speakers throughout the year.



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