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Archive for Thursday, April 8, 1999

MOMADAY LECTURE, MINORITY RECRUITMENT

April 8, 1999

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Pulitzer-winning writer

to inaugurate KU series

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Scott Momaday will talk about the writing craft tonight in the first Eberhardt memorial lecture at Kansas University.

Momaday, an American Indian and professor of humanities at the University of Arizona, will present the John Eberhardt Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. It is free and open to the pubic.

In addition, Momaday will discuss his book "The Way to Rainy Mountain" at 4 p.m. today in Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union.

The series is the English department's first endowed lecture program. It honors Eberhardt, a member of KU's class of 1932 who was active in KU's alumni and endowment associations and was a recipient of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion in 1976.

KU to host minority

recruitment symposium

The second annual symposium on recruitment and retention of minority college students will be April 16 and 17 at Kansas University.

The Symposium on Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color is primarily aimed at faculty and administrators involved in the expansion of minority enrollment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The session is sponsored by numerous KU schools, Ramada Inn and Coca-Cola.

Highlights:

  • Billy Mills, a 1964 Olympic Gold medalist who ran track at Haskell and KU in Lawrence, will talk about how to create a more inclusive campus at 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. His talk is free and open to the public.
  • Frederick Humphries, president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla., will speak at 5 p.m. April 17 in the Kansas Union ballroom. Humphries is the recipient of the 1990 Thurgood Marshall Educational Achievement Award.

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