Al Franken, the comedian turned author perhaps best known for his portrayal of Stuart Smalley on ``Saturday Night Live,'' will be speaking at 8 p.m. today at the Kansas University Lied Center.
The event is open to the public with a voucher from the KU Student Union Activities office.
Franken, author of "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations," has gained notoriety recently for his democratic political leanings through appearances on the "The Daily Show" with Republican socialite Arianna Huffington. The two sparred heavily during the 1996 election season on the segment "Strange Bedfellows."
For more information, call the SUA event line, 864-SHOW.
KU to host Japanese
The Kansas University Center for East Asian Studies is hosting a symposium titled ``Beyond Bushido: Recent Work in Japanese Military History.''
The symposium, slated from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union, will include presentations by historians from the University of Georgia, Lewis and Clark College, and the Australian Defense Force Academy at the University of New South Wales.
The event is open to the public.
For additional information, contact William M. Tsutsui, in the KU department of history, 864-3569.
KU sorority plans
`Day of Caring'
More than 150 members of the Chi Omega sorority will gather on Sunday at the Social Service League of Lawrence to participate in a ``Day of Caring.''
Groups in four shifts will be sorting clothes and organizing items throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact event chairperson Kelly Watson, 865-5243.