Press Release for Monday, February 2, 2004

UNF Tip Sheet (Feb. 2-16, 2004)

(904) 620-2115

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 Media Relations and Events at (904) 620-2115 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.

‘The Nuclear Crisis with North Korea’

Don Oberdorfer, an author and former “Washington Post” reporter, will discuss “The Nuclear Crisis with North Korea” on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

The lecture, sponsored by the World Affairs Council and UNF’s offices of Academic Affairs and Institutional Advancement, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Cigarette Industry Foe at UNF Feb. 9

Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, whose controversial disclosures about the tobacco industry were the subject of the movie “The Insider,” will speak at the University Center on the UNF campus at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9.

Wigand will be available for media interviews Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the University Center prior to his UNF speech. Media interested in interviews must contact the Office of Media Relations and Events at 620-2140 to make arrangements.

The talk will be preceded by a public reception at 6:30 p.m. He will discuss smoking and health, and his experiences with the tobacco industry since making his disclosures. The speech is free; no tickets are required.

Wigand was an executive with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. when he revealed that his employer was hiding documents indicating that cigarettes were both addictive and lethal. His Jacksonville appearance is being hosted by Leadership Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and UNF. The sponsors are the American Cancer Society, BellSouth, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davis, and Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver.

Cornel West to Speak at MLK Luncheon

Noted author and educator Dr. Cornel West will be the featured speaker at UNF’s 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Center on the UNF campus.

West, who is a professor of religion at Princeton University, has written a number of ground-breaking books, such as Race Matters, Restoring Hope, The American Evasion of Philosophy, Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin and The War Against Parents. In his latest book, The Cornel West Reader, he discusses the growing divisions in American society and how it fosters the despair and distrust that undermines the democratic process.

Tickets for the luncheon are $35 for individuals; $14 for UNF students; and $400 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the UNF Ticket Box Office. Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships.

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