May 2 – The National Day of Reason in Historical Perspective – Professor Mike Nagle
The National Day of Reason celebrates the constitutional separation of church and state. Mike Nagle, a professor of history and political science at West Shore Community College, will speak about the history of this movement, while placing it in historical perspective by addressing its roots in the Enlightenment and its culmination in the French Revolution and the adoption of a new constitution and calendar, which rejected the Christian influences on the Gregorian calendar.
—Mike Nagle grew up in the Seattle area and has taught history and political science at West Shore Community College for over twenty years. He is a recognized speaker and author who enjoys working with his students. Nagle lives in Ludington with his wife and two daughters.