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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FORMER U.S. SENATOR PAUL SIMON TO SPEAK APRIL 3 ON YOUTH FOR GLOBAL CHANGE

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 2, 2002 - Former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon will speak on "Youth for Global Change" April 3 at Southeast Missouri State University.

Simon will speak during the Common Hour at noon in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall. The presentation is open to the public.

Simon, who has made presentations for groups at Southeast on a number of occasions, will emphasize the importance of getting youth involved in international affairs and increasing their tolerance toward other cultures and societies.

Simon is a professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU), where he teaches classes in political science and journalism. He joined SIU's faculty in 1997, just weeks after retiring from the U.S. Senate. Simon makes his home in Makanda, Ill., and teaches at the nearby SIU-Carbondale campus. He also teaches from time to time at SIU's campus in Edwardsville.

In addition, Simon is founder and director of the Public Policy Institute at the Carbondale campus. The Institute opened its doors in 1997 and promises to "find new ways of solving some very old problems," Simon said.

Prior to leaving the U.S. Senate, Simon ranked as Illinois' senior senator. In the 104th Congress, he served on the budget, labor and human resources, judiciary and Indian affairs committees. He also has served on the Foreign Relations Committee.

The MBA Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma and the Donald L. Harrison College of Business are cosponsoring the presentation.

 

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