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Thomas Berry Forum Sponsors Author Ken Ilgunas for Iona Visit on September 25

Book cover of Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas. Ken Ilgunas' book was this year's common read for the Columba Cornerstone EARTH Courses.

The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College sponsored this year’s all college lecture for the Core Curriculum. Ken Ilgunas is the author of this year’s common read for the Columba Cornerstone EARTH Courses, Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland. Iona was delighted to offer all EARTH students, as well as students in the Environmental programs at Iona, the ICT "Stewardship of Earth" classes, other eco-focused classes, and all earth lovers an invitation to join Mr. Ilgunas in special sessions throughout his day-long visit.

Ken Ilgunas is an author, journalist, and backcountry ranger in Alaska. He has hitchhiked ten thousand miles across North America, paddled one thousand miles across Ontario in a birchbark canoe, and walked 1,700 miles across the Great Plains, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. Ilgunas has a BA from SUNY Buffalo in history and English, and an MA in liberal studies from Duke University. The author of Walden on Wheels, Trespassing Across America, and This Land Is Our Land, he is from Wheatfield, New York.

Ken Ilgunas with Iona students. Iona Students with Ken Ilgunas on September 25.
Photo by Monica Hoyt.