McMurry University to Host Cultural Intelligence Seminar

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, September 11, 2015 12:28 PM
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Abilene, TX

McMurry University will host a Cultural Intelligence Seminar on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Garrison Campus Center Mabee Room. The seminar will be led by Dr. Robert Hunt, grandson of McMurry’s founder Dr. J.W. Hunt and professor at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. Dr. Hunt directs the Center for Global Theology at Perkins.

The goal of CQ seminars is the transformation of individuals through changes in their individual motivation to engage cross culturally, their knowledge of how culture and cultural difference shape human interactions, the strategies they formulate to engage cross culturally, and the behaviors they learn to adopt in complex cultural environments.

This free event is part of McMurry’s UBUNTU series. Ubuntu is McMurry’s official three-year university theme beginning this fall. The term is from the Bantu Nguni language group in southern parts of the African continent.

The concept emphasizes interdependence and community over rugged individualism. Dr. James A. Joseph, professor of Public Policy at Duke University, explains that practicing Ubuntu means that people recognize their inner connections and acknowledge that humanity is one.

Reservations for the free seminar are needed by Tuesday, Sept 15. You may RSVP at  or by emailing Emilie Kestner at

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