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Census Bureau regional director to speak on campus

September 22, 2017

Faculty of Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Mathematics & Computer Science will host their second annual department lecture titled “How We Know Who We Are—Information for Decisions in the United States” Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Brandt Center Lobby.

The lecture features NNU mathematics alumnus James T. Christy (’86) as the guest speaker. Christy is the regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau's Los Angeles Region where he is responsible for all Census Bureau activities in the western United States, including producing key social measures for things like poverty, health and well-being, crime and education. Christy oversees the data collection tasks of thousands of permanent and temporary workers in support of Census Bureau programs.

Thursday evening’s lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow. For more information, contact the Engineering, Math and Science office at 208-467-8361.

In addition to the public lecture, Christy will be speaking at various campus events October 5 and 6, including classes and an academic talk at 11 a.m. Thursday in Jackson Lecture Hall (also open to the public).

Photo caption: alumnus Preston Crow speaks at last year's inaugural department lecture.