VANCOUVER, Wash. — “Living Wisdom: Cultures of World Religions” is the focus of Washington State University Vancouver’s Spring 2004 Honors Lecture Series.

The lecture schedule includes Clare Wilkinson-Weber, an anthropologist at WSU Vancouver, presenting the film “Mother India” on Thursday, Feb. 12; Allen Beebe (Henjo Yuko), Buddhist priest, Feb. 24; Hank Robb, Buddhist psychologist, Feb. 26; Shabaan and Shirley Naim, Southwest Washington Islamic Society, March 2; Latif Bolat, ethnographer and Sufi musician, March 9; a presentation of the Broadway play “Afghan Women” on March 30; Charlie Schiffman, Jewish Federation of Portland, April 1; Rev. Robert Kemp, Community African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, April 6; Judith Baskin, Center for Judaic Studies, April 8; Max Beauvoir, Vodun priest, April 15; and Anna Grudzien will present Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” and discuss how the work addresses spirituality April 22.

Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Building lecture hall, except for the March 9 and March 30 lectures, which will be in the Student Services Building, Room 110.  All are free and open to the public. For more information on the series, contact Wendy Dasler-Johnson, at (360) 546-9648 or

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available in the blue lot for $1.50 or at parking meters.