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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Symposium Panelist Update

September 17th, 2014

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

WHAT: The panelists for the symposium, “Is ‘Liberal’ Education out of Style?” scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, have changed. Pat Okker, interim deputy provost at MU, has been added to the panel replacing Richard Wallace, chancellor emeritus.

During the symposium, panelists will discuss compelling reasons why a liberal education is even more important today than in the past and how its continued vitality and central role in American higher education must be ensured. A reception of light refreshments will follow.

WHERE: Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union, MU campus

WHEN: 3 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16

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