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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANNUAL WEIS LECTURE TO BE HELD OCT. 16

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., September 27, 2002 - Dr. Mary Kahl, a professor at State University of New York, New Paltz, will present the Eighth Annual Weis Lecture Oct. 16 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The lecture, titled "The Contested Rhetorics of Women's History: Public Memory and Political Lessons at Seneca Falls," will be held at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kahl will talk about design and messages of the Women's Rights National Historical Park, located in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Seneca Falls also is the site of the women's rights convention that launched the woman's suffrage movement and where the Declaration of Sentiments was penned and made public.

Kahl is an associate professor of communications and media at State University of New York, New Paltz. She teaches courses in political communication, persuasion, social movements and communication and gender. Kahl has published many articles, worked as a consultant to C-SPAN and conducted focus groups from the Commission on Presidential Debates. In addition, she has been recognized by the Eastern Communication Association as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow. For her research on Seneca Falls, Kahl received the New York State Wide Research Award.

This lecture is the eighth of an annual lecture series, funded by an endowment in honor of Emil C. Weis. Weis earned a bachelor of science degree from Southeast when it was known as the Cape Girardeau Normal School in 1918.

 

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