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      Jon Meacham

      Presidential Historian Gives Campus Talk

      When: Monday, Sept. 26 1:45-2:15 p.m.

      Where: University Center Webb Room

      RSVP: To obtain tickets, please contact Candi Caporale at ext. 4112, or e-mail her at cjcaporale@widener.edu.

      All members of the university community are invited to meet Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and the first speaker in the 2016-2017 lineup of the Philadelphia Speakers Series.

      Meacham has profiled Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson and, most recently, George H.W. Bush in a body of work that spans from the Founding Fathers to the Civil Rights Era. A former editor-in-chief of Newsweek and a contributing editor to Time magazine, he now serves as the executive editor at Random House.

      Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend; however, tickets are required.

      Debate Watch 2016

      When: Monday, Sept. 26, 9-11 p.m.

      Where: University Center Pride Café

      RSVP: Any questions about the event should be directed to Dr. James Vike at (610)499-1120 or jevike@widener.edu

      View the first presidential debate with Widener students, faculty and staff, followed by a facilitated discussion of important issues and concerns that arise during the debate.

      This Debate Watch event is sponsored by the Widener University Political Engagement Committee in affiliation with Project Pericles and the Campus Election Engagement Project.

      All interested attendees are welcome. Non-partisan voter education materials may be distributed within the Pride Café during the event, however, expressly partisan or advocacy literature or materials will be restricted to the lobby area outside of the Pride Café.

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      The PMC class of 1968

      OLLI Lunchtime Speaker Series: "Widener: Past, Present and Future"

      When: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12-1 p.m.

      Where: University Center Webb Room

      RSVP: For more information, e-mail olli@widener.edu.

      The legacy of Pennsylvania Military College (PMC) is more than a collection of memories and stories from the past. It's a story of leadership and citizenship, which are today's core values at Widener. This presentation, given by Ronald Romanowicz, a 1968 graduate of Pennsylvania Military College, will touch upon the traditions of the university and those who served the nation with gallantry and as exemplary citizens. Romanowicz is the chair of the PMC Museum Committee, a group focused on maintaining the legacy of PMC.

      The OLLI lunchtime speaker series is open to the entire campus community and the general public. Attendees do not need an OLLI membership.


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