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NSU To Host New Lyceum Speaker Series

(NSU NEWSROOM--Aug. 29, 2014)--Norfolk State University’s New Lyceum Speaker Series will feature three guest lecturers during the month of September who will talk with students about wide-ranging topics such as literature, entrepreneurship, race and social issues that impact African-American men.

The series, hosted by the NSU Honors College: Discipline-Specific Honors Programs, will begin on Sept. 5 when Dr. Nadine Knight will visit the NSU campus. Knight, an author and assistant professor of English at Holy Cross University in Massachusetts, will present a lecture entitled, “’What Feels True': The Intuitionist, The Wire and Urban Prophecy.” Her lecture will begin at noon.

The following week, on Sept. 10, Dr. Waldo Johnson Jr., a professor at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, will deliver a lecture entitled, “An Intellectual Dialogue about African-American Men: Practice, Research & Community Development Techniques.” The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the Student Center, room 138-B.  With recent stories in the media about the plight of African American men, the topic should provide an interesting series session.

The Lyceum series will conclude on Sept. 16 when Carol’s Daughter CEO Lisa Price will share her story about how she transformed her hobby of mixing fragrances and creams into a multimillion dollar beauty line. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

All other lectures will be held in the Norfolk State University Student Center, Room 149. The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the NSU Honors College at 757-823-8208.


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