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For more information contact mark.a.kinders@uwrf.edu or brenda.k.bredahl@uwrf.edu.

Current Events Discussions Continue

MARCH 10, 2006-- The American Democracy Project and the New York Times Readership Program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is sponsoring a news series on University Communications, current events and cultural topics called "Coffee with 'The Times'" in the Chalmer Davee Library Atrium on campus throughout the 2006 spring semester.

On March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Ogden Rogers, professor of social work, will present "Katrina/Rita: Response, Recovery, Controversy." The discussion will concern the hurricane response and recovery efforts in the Gulf coast, based upon articles in the New York Times. Rogers is an American Red Cross volunteer and a senior consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and has taught at the Federal Emergency Management Institute.

Upcoming events in the series include:

On April 13 at 11:15 a.m. Blake Fry, dean of student development and campus diversity and member of the Center for Victims of Torture, will present "Life after Torture: Political Oppression in Africa."

The "Coffee with 'The Times'" series is open to the public. Refreshments will be available at each discussion.

For more information about the series, contact journalism department chairperson Colleen Callahan at colleen.a.callahan@uwrf.edu or 715-425-3169.

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