Kaine to speak

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January 18, 2008

9:39 AM

__College also announces MLK speaker__

Governor Tim Kaine will visit with students today in the University Center’s atrium at 5 p.m. He will discuss civic involvement and the College’s dedication to the community, according to President Nichol’s Jan. 15 e-mail.

p. Students Helping Honduras founder Cosmo Fujiyama ’07 and Nichol will be present at the interactive discussion, and faculty and community members are also invited to attend.

p. According to the College’s Office of Student Volunteer services, most of the College’s service groups are expected to attend.
Nichol sent an e-mail Dec. 18 with information on budget decisions for 2008 to 2010; Kaine recommended making the six-and-a-quarter percent budget cuts for higher education permanent that were discussed in the fall.

p. The College also announced Wednesday that civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams will speak next week during a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration ceremony. Evers-Williams was the first female chairperson of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and is the widow of civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers, who was assassinated in 1963 by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

p. She will give a lecture entitled, “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Their Voices, Our Journey” Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Auditorium. The movie “Ghosts of the Mississippi,” which chronic-les Evers-Williams’ three-decade fight to convict her husband’s killers, will be shown Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in the same location.

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