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June 3, 2004

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Christopher Corbett, English, Reading at Chicago's Printer's Row Book Fair
The English Department's Christopher Corbett will be reading this weekend (June 5-6) at the Printer's Row Book Fair in Chicago. Corbett will read from Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express (Random House/Broadway Books). Sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, the Printer's Row Book Fair is the nation's second largest book festival and is the largest free literary event in the Midwest--featuring five tented blocks in the historic Printer's Row district. Annually, the Book Fair offers more than 90 free literary programs including readings and book-signings by famous authors, panel discussions of cutting edge issues, non-stop poetry readings, a Writers' Marketplace and two full days of children's programming.

Franklin Berry, Men's Lacrosse, Selected to Play in North-South Classic
Senior midfielder Franklin Berry has been selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's 63rd annual North-South Classic, which will be held at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York on Saturday, June 12.

Berry, one of the Retrievers' tri-captains this season, recorded a career high 13 goals and 20 points in his final campaign. During his four seasons as a Retriever, Berry competed in all 51 games and tallied 34 goals and 18 assists for a total of 52 points.

Kenneth Dovale, Residential Life, Presents at Conference
Kenneth Dovale, community director in the Office of Residential Life, recently presented at the University of Maryland College Park Black Faculty and Staff Association's 17th Annual Conference for African Americans in Higher Education. His presentation was titled "Reviewing Our Past to Redefine Our Future: Hip Hop and Academic Excellence."

NCAA President Myles Brand Visits UMBC
NCAA President Myles Brand came to UMBC on May 30 for the NCAA Youth Education through Sports (YES) lacrosse clinic. The NCAA hosts YES clinics at various NCAA championship sites across the nation allowing young people from ages 10-18 to work with college student-athletes and coaches on sports skills development while emphasizing NCAA principles of fair play, character, learning, balance, spirit and community.

Posted by dwinds1 at June 3, 2004 12:00 AM