MMC Green Lancers Club Hosts ’Adamah Symposium on Earth Day

April 12, 2019

Mount Marty College’s (MMC) Green Lancers Club will host the first gathering of it's biannual 'Adamah Symposium on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019. The symposium will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Mother Jerome Schmitt Library on the MMC campus and will focus on the Missouri River.

It's the inaugural year for both the Green Lancers Club and its symposium. MMC Director of Campus Ministry, Jordan Foos, says he is excited to help develop the program. “Our students have been working hard to build this group, and we’re excited to spread our message to the greater community.” Foos ads that environmental issues and issues of faith often align and the name of the symposium reflects that. “'Adamah is the Hebrew word for "earth" and is used in the biblical account of creation. The ’Adamah Symposium will explore the environmental realities we all face — and what those realities mean in the context of faith.”

Speakers will include Sr. Terry Lafferty, Assistant Professor of Theology at Mount Marty College, Daniel Peterson, Chief of Interpretation, Education and Outreach for the Missouri National Recreational River, Dr. Mark Sweeney, associate professor of sustainability and environment at the University of South Dakota, and John Remus, Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers Basin Water Management Division.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information about the event contact Wyatt Yager at or Jordan Foos at