Seton Hill University is proud to host an exhilarating lecture and slideshow presentation on east African wildlife by Mark Ross, a safari guide, writer, biologist, photographer and bush pilot who has been based in Kenya, Africa for 30 years. Ross’ presentation will be held on Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in Lynch Hall Auditorium on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at or by calling 724-830-1005.

Mark C. Ross first went to Kenya in 1977 to finish his degree in wildlife biology, and he’s been there ever since. Ross is a safari guide, a commercial and competitive aerobatic pilot, a photographer and lecturer, and has collaborated on nature films with Animal Planet, National Geographic, and Dateline NBC. Ross is the author of two books on his experiences, “Predator: Life and Death in the African Bush” (Abrams, 2007) in which he shares his unparalleled knowledge (and phenomenal photographs), of the five great predators of the African bush: lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and crocodiles, and “Dangerous Beauty” (Talk Miramax Books, 2001), in which Ross describes encounters with danger – including being attacked by Rwandan rebels while leading a group searching for endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda - and overwhelming natural beauty in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Uganda. Ross lives with his wife, Helen (also a guide and pilot), in Nairobi, Kenya.

Seton Hill University, founded by the Sisters of Charity, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pa. Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. Recognized three times by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Entrepreneurial Universities, Seton Hill has also been named one of the Best in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Businesses by Pennsylvania Business Central. In addition, Seton Hill has been named a University of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction, an organization founded by a group of concerned parents, educators and admissions professionals. For more information on Seton Hill please visit or call 1-800-826-6234.


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