COLLEGE PLACE - The Walla Walla University 2010 Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium, South College Avenue and Southwest Fourth Street.
"Reflections from a Reluctant Thanatologist," will be presented by Pamela Keele Cress, dean of the university's Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Cress will reflect on her personal narrative and scholarly work in the field of thanatology and address ways the new science of bereavement expands our understanding and increases the effectiveness of caring for those who grieve.
She completed both her bachelor of social work and her master of social work at Walla Walla University, and has been teaching there since 1990, becoming a full-time faculty member in 1996 and dean of School of Social Work and Sociology in 2006. For more information, call 509-527-2431.