Skip to main content

Sign into the Catawba College community portal:

Login to CatLink

Future Students

Apply online or check the status of your Admissions application:

Admission Portal

We are excited to welcome you back to our beautiful campus in the Fall:
Take the Care about Catawba Pledge   |   Ask a Question

Author to Speak at Center for Environment on Local Communities Solving National Problems

April 25, 2013

Category: Environmental Science, Events


KosterAuthor Francis Koster will speak Thursday, May 16, on his recently published book, Discovering the New America: Where Local Communities Are Solving National Problems, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.

The 6:30 presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing. His book will be available at a discounted price.

Koster received his doctorate from the Program for the Study of the Future at the University of Massachusetts. He has served as a university administrator, designer of energy conservation and renewable energy programs and a pioneer in the application of information technologies in health care. He retired in 2008 as vice president for innovation for the Nemours Foundation, one of the largest children's health systems in the country.

His website, "The Optimistic Futurist," offers case studies of organizations and communities throughout the nation who have successfully addressed some of the most persistent problems facing America. He shares those solutions and best practices in a bi-weekly column in the Salisbury Post. His book is a compilation of 63 of those columns.

His presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit or call (704) 637-4727.

The Center for the Environment at Catawba College was founded in 1996 to provide education and outreach centered on prevalent environmental challenges and to foster community-oriented sustainable solutions that can serve as a model for programs throughout the country. For more information, visit or


InfoCenter for the Environment

InfoSustainable Catawba


« Return to Previous