Monday, April 16, 2012

Overby center features interesting programs this week

    The Ole Miss Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics has a few interesting panel discussions coming up this week.
    On Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m., "The Chinese Connection" will be presented. It is described as "Members of Mississippi's Chinese-American community and students in the renowned Chinese Flagship Language Program at Ole Miss talk about their relations in a distant land."
    On Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m., there will be a panel discussion featuring three lobbyists. "The Lobbyists" will feature Ole Miss grads John Hall, Lee Sanders, and Joel Wood as they describe their work as lobbyists in the nation’s capitol. Overby Fellow Bill Rose will moderate. Lee Sanders was a friend of mine back in the day, so I hope to make it to over to say hello.
    On Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m., University of Oklahome All-American running back Spencer Tillman will talk about his decision to get get a journalism degree and then to return to journalism after playing professional football.
    The Overby Center is named for Charles L. Overby, editor of the Daily Mississippian at Ole Miss from 1967-1968. Overby has been the CEO of the Freedom Forum since 1989 and CEO of the Newseum since its inception in 1996.

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