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Milligan speaker addresses intersection of faith and technology

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2015) — Nationally-renowned speaker Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, a licensed psychologist from Portland, Oregon, will address issues regarding the intersection of faith and technology during several lectures next week at Milligan College.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 12, she will speak at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel, as well as Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center. Highlighting brain function, relationships and how the sense of self relates to technology, these lectures are free and open to the public.

“I am very excited about bringing this dynamic speaker to campus,” said Dr. Joy Drinnon, Milligan’s director of undergraduate research. “Dr. Dodgen-Magee has devoted a large part of her career to studying the effects of pop culture trends and is passionate about motivating college students to engage within technology in ways that are healthy.”

Throughout the week at various instructional events with Dodgen-Magee, area youth ministers as well as Milligan administrators and faculty will have the opportunity to learn about re-engaging their students.

“We have tried to provide as many opportunities as we can for Dr. Dodgen-Magee to meet with students, faculty and the wider community because we believe her message is timely and important,” added Drinnon. “I hope that her visit will start a campus-wide conversation about the impact of technology on our spiritual and intellectual lives.”

Dodgen-Magee has 22 years of experience as a psychologist working with individuals and groups dealing with issues of loss, depression, relationships and life transitions. In addition to her private practice, she maintains a national speaking docket, and her work can be found in magazines, journals and books.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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