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Coffee With the Times Fall Series Set

SEPT. 19, 2008--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Coffee with the Times discussion series features topics from international investments to identity theft. All sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Chalmer Davee Library breezeway and last approximately 50 minutes.

Speakers include:

- Sept. 16, 11 a.m.: "The Olympics," Fred Roethlisberger, community member and retired men's gymnastics coach from the University of Minnesota and 11-time Big Ten title winner. Two of Roethlisberger's children, John and Marie, are Olympians.

- Sept. 22, noon: "What's Vietnam Like Today?" Claire Kilian, UWRF associate professor in management and marketing.

- Oct. 1, noon: "International Investments: Too Risky for Me?" Dawn Hukai, UWRF professor in accounting and finance.

- Oct. 9, 11 a.m.: "The Individual vs. The Collective: Avoiding the Road of Serfdom," Brian Huffman, UWRF professor in management and marketing.

- Oct. 13, 11 a.m.: "Fair Trade As It Affects Women of the World," Ila June Brown-Pratt, community member, music professor emeritus, UWRF, and owner of Global M.A.D.E.  

- Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m.: "Barack Obama's Bid for President: How Citizens from African and Caribbean Nations Are Responding," Pascal Ngoboka, UWRF professor in economics; Camaya Wallace, Black Student Union co-president.

- Oct. 22, 2 p.m.: "Momrising.org: Mothers (and Fathers) as Political Activists?" Rellen Hardtke, UWRF assistant professor in physics.

- Oct. 29, 1 p.m.: "United States & Eastern Europe: Do We Have a Stake in the Region?" Kiril Petkov, UWRF assistant professor in history.

- Nov. 13, 2 p.m.: "Phishing & Identity Theft," Mary-Alice Muraski, computer support services manager for UWRF Information Technology Services.

The American Democracy Project and UWRF's New York Times Readership Program are co-sponsoring the series. Student organization co-sponsors include the Student Voice, WRFW News, Rise Up for Women's Rights, Pi Sigma Alpha, Black Student Union and Gay-Straight Alliance. Refreshments provided by the New York Times will be available at each event.

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

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