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arl Cron Lecture Features President John Ettling

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Karl Cron Lecture, part of the College/Community Scholars Series at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, presents SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling on Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling Ettling, the 10th president of SUNY Plattsburgh, will present, "Man's Medicine, God's Money: The Religious Roots of American Philanthropy." His lecture is the first in a new series of Cron Lectures that feature campus and community scholars. This series accompanies the original Cron Lectures Program, which brings scholars from around the country to campus each spring for public lectures, classroom presentations and text-study seminars.

Ettling holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and his master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. An accomplished scholar, Ettling has lectured throughout the country, presented research papers and served as a commentator and panelist on issues ranging from public and social policy to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. He is also an author of one book and co-author of another. Ettling wrote The Germ of Laziness , which was reviewed by the New York Times and other prestigious publications and received national prizes. In addition, he has contributed articles and chapters to scholarly journals and books.

The annual Cron Lecture Series on religious studies topics is sponsored by the ecumenical Protestant Campus Ministry and its supporting churches. It is named in memory of Rev. Karl Cron, who founded the campus ministry in 1973.

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