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September 27, 2016


Billy Graham’s 1978 Christian Crusade in Las Vegas is just one of the potentially controversial issues Michelle Robinson, a 2016 Tanner Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award winner, is researching for inclusion in her American Studies courses. She will share with us her work-in-progress discoveries about how Graham’s 1978 Crusade in Las Vegas influenced evangelical Christian perspectives of the casino-resort industry and the possibility of being Christian and working on the strip.

Michelle Robinson, Assistant Professor of American Studies

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373