Press Release for Monday, September 22, 2003

Media Tip Sheet (Sept. 22-Oct. 6, 2003)

(904) 620-2140

Each week we prepare a “TIP SHEET” for Jacksonville-area media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Please feel free to contact the Office of News&Publications at (904) 620-2140 for additional information on any event. Information also can be obtained by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending all events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booth as they enter campus.

Islam Expert to Speak Tuesday

Dr. Michael Sells, one of the nation’s most prominent experts on Islam, will discuss “Islam: A Religion of Peace” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. His lecture is part of the inaugural year for the Distinguished Voices Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for this event.

Sells, a professor of religion at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, has taught for 17 years in the areas of Islam; Islam and the West; comparative religions; religion and violence; and Islamic and comparative mysticism.

The Distinguished Voices Lecture Series is designed to bring experts from diverse fields to campus for interaction with faculty, staff, students and the general public.

County Fairs Persist, But Why?

The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is Oct. 15-26, yet Jacksonville is not known for agriculture. How do these county fairs continue in the face of urban growth? Dr. Krista Paulsen researches county fairs and can talk about their persistence in communities. To speak with Dr. Paulsen, contact the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

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