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Frostburg State University Launches Weekly Forums in Honor of James Hadra

Frostburg State University will launch a series of free weekly forums named for James Hadra, a long-time Frostburg State faculty member, volunteer at WFWM and community leader in the arts, to honor his positive influence on the community and his love of ideas.

All the talks will be Mondays at noon in Ort Library room 237 and are free and open to the public. Each program will last 50 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea will be provided.

"Hadra exemplified the professor who sees ideas and conversation as one of the cores in the academic world. He was a real presence on campus," said Dr. Gary Horowitz, one of the organizers of the forum series. "It was designed to keep his memory alive through one of the things he really loved, which was to talk about ideas. He loved conversation."

The program is as follows:

Sept 13: Dr. Keith Schlegel, "Utopias and Genocide: Idealism Gone Amok."

Sept 20: Kathy Powell (with Mary Jo Deffinbaugh and Ariel Kahan), "Reauthoring the Narrative: University and Community Relationships."

Sept 27: Dr. Suzi Mills, "What the Scholars and Poets Could Learn from Community Music."

Oct. 4: Dr. John Lowe and Dr. Mikal Crawford, "The Millennial Generation Comes to College."

Oct. 11: Dr. Steve Simpson, "The Media and the 2004 Presidential Campaign."

Oct. 18: Dr. Fred Surgent, "Psychoneuro Immunology: Applying the Mind, Body, Spirit to Our Personal and Professional Lives."

Oct. 25: Dr. Ray Morgan, "In a Perfect World . . ."

Nov. 1: Dr. Steve Hartlaub, "Alienation and the University."

Nov. 8: Dr. Macgregor O'Brien, "What is and Who is an American."

Nov. 15: Dr. Kevin Kehrwald, "Disaster Movies and the Politics of Destruction."

Nov. 22: Dr. Paul Charney, "An American in Castro's Cuba."

Nov. 29: Dr. Skott Brill, "Does It Matter that Nothing We Do Will Matter in a Million Years?"

Dec. 6: Dr. Ken Witmer, "The Greater Dimensions of Education."

The forum is sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministries, United Campus Ministries and Hillel. For more information, call Horowitz at (301) 687-4271.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589