Columnist, Author to Speak at CLP Session

April 14, 2011

Connie SchultzA Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist will speak at the Continued Learning Program session at the University of Mount Union on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Connie Schultz is a nationally-syndicated columnist for The Plain Dealer and Creators Syndicate, and the author of Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths and …and His Lovely Wife, a memoir about her husband Sherrod Brown’s successful 2006 race for the U.S. Senate. A regular essayist for Parade Magazine, Schultz won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Commentary, National Headliner Award for Commentary and Batten Medal, which honors “a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.”
 
She was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for her series, “The Burden of Innocence,” which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who was imprisoned for 13 years for a rape he did not commit. The week after her series ran, the real rapist turned himself in after reading her stories. The series won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting, the National Headliner Award’s Best of Show and journalism awards from Harvard and Columbia universities.
 
Those attending are welcome to stay for lunch in the Kresge Dining Commons ($6.50) or B&B Café (a la carte) following the session.
 
The Continued Learning Program sessions, which are free and open to the public, include a variety of presentations and current perspectives, as well as time for questions and discussion. An additional session has been scheduled for April 26 at 10 a.m. 
 
For further information, contact Harry Paidas, interim director of the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Mount Union at (330) 823-5993 or paidashp@mountunion.edu.
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