Methodist University to Dedicate Union-Zukowski Lobby and Host Internationally Recognized Speaker

Arn Chorn-Pond

Methodist University will host a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. for the Union-Zukowski Lobby and Gallery. The Union-Zukowski Lobby and Gallery, made possible by a gift from Terri Union and the late Carlos Zukowski, connects Huff Concert Hall with Matthews Ministry Center in the Reeves Fine Arts Complex. The Union-Zukowski Lobby and Gallery will be used as a site for meetings, receptions, dinners, and gatherings.

The evening also will include a guest speaker brought to the campus through the Union-Zukowski Endowment for Multicultural Understanding. Internationally recognized human rights leader Arn Chorn-Pond, founder of Cambodian Living Arts, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Physician Assistant Medical Lecture Hall on the subject “Child of War, Man of Peace.”

Chorn-Pond is a Cambodian-American refugee and is the subject of the critically acclaimed book, “Never Fall Down.” Chorn-Pond also was featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary, “The Flute Player.” He lives in Cambodia, where he continues to be chief advocate of Cambodian Living Arts, supporting elder Cambodian musicians and artists to pass on their invaluable practices to the younger generation.

Admission is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow.