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Community Classroom Explores Biblical Roots


MARCH 17, 2005--The UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences Community Classroom presents "Progress into the Past: Rediscovering our Biblical Roots" March 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library on the corner of Division and Union streets.

UW-RF art instructor Steven Derfler leads participants on a journey through several seasons of excavation in Israel using maps, plans and imagery to study ancient civilizations, such as those mentioned in the Bible.

Archeological research attempts to put "flesh onto the bones" of ancient text, says Derfler, who believes that digging up our religious roots can be historically and spiritually connected.

Derfler has been teaching about ancient civilizations for more than 25 years. In addition to teaching at UW-RF and the University of St. Thomas, he also conducts study groups to Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Jordan.

No reservations are needed to attend the Community Classroom events, which are free and open to the public.
The next event, "Lessons From the Human Genome Project," by UW-RF biology assistant Professor Scott Ballantyne is April 21. For more information, contact the UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

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