CONWAY, Ark. (February 24, 2011) – Hendrix College will host Josh Fox, director of Gasland, the Oscar-nominated HBO documentary about natural gas drilling. Fox will lead a panel discussion about the environmental effects of natural gas drilling in Arkansas at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Staples Auditorium at Hendrix College.
Fox has been honored with numerous awards including the Sundance Film Festival Award and the Yoko Ono/John Lennon Peace Prize. His appearance at Hendrix, which is sponsored by the Environmental Concerns Committee, will be two days after the Academy Awards, where his film is nominated in the documentary category.
Calvin Tillman, mayor of Dish, Texas, who is featured in the film, is also expected to participate in the discussion with Fox. Prior to appearing with Fox, Mayor Tillman also will speak about environmental effects on his city at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Mills Auditorium.
The Oscar-nominated documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday in Worsham Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix. For more information, call Dr. Matt Moran, Associate Professor of Biology at Hendrix, at 501-450-3814 or e-mail Moran@hendrix.edu.
Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is featured in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 371 colleges, was identified as the nation’s top “Up and Coming” liberal arts college for 2011 by U.S. News and World Report, and is ranked among 45 “Best Buy” colleges by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.