by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University will host the annual LifeTech Conference on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Stevens Student Center event rooms. The conference is open to the public.
LifeTech is made up of engineers and software developers seeking technological advances to assist the pro-life movement. The conference is an opportunity for speakers to present on topics such as abortion, cloning and euthanasia.
“The goal of the conference is to provide a forum so those who are pro-life can share their ideas and the information they have learned to promote further discussion for the pro-life cause,” explained Nick Kallis, Cedarville biblical studies major from Hilliard, Ohio, board member of LifeTech and president of Cedarville Students for Life.
LifeTech is excited to welcome back Dr. Derek Doroski, associate professor of biology and director of the pre-engineering program at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, as the keynote speaker.
“I’m excited to help develop the understanding of when life begins,” noted Doroski. “I plan to show that it is usually fertilization while explaining how cloning, twinning and any unusual case can be explained.”
Also speaking at the conference is Kallis; Dr. Katrina Furth, adjunct professor at Marymount University and an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute; Hugh Owen, founder and director of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation; Father Larry Gearhart, pastor of Immaculate Conception in North Lewisburg, Ohio; and Sean Martin, national church outreach director of the Human Coalition.
The cost of the conference is $50 for adults, which includes continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Students are welcomed to join for free, but expected to pay $25 if they would like lunch. Register online, or same-day registration will be available at the door.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.