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Friday, March 28, 2003

Lincoln University International Day to Focus on Middle East Crises; New York Congressman Charles Rangel Highlights Day-Long Discussions on War In Iraq on April 2 in Dickey Hall Auditorium

WHO: Congressman Charles Rangel (D-New York); Dr. Christian Filostrat, former Minister Counselor of the U.S. Foreign Service; Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., President, Lincoln University; Karen Porter, Chester County (Pa.) Peace Movement; Dr. Abdulalim Shabaaz, distinguished professor of Mathematics, Lincoln University; Dr. Melvin Leaman, assistant professor of Religion, Lincoln University; and Dr. Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University.

WHAT: The Lincoln University School of Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies presents “International Day.” Conference will focus on the crises in the Middle East.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission: Free Congressman Charles Rangel panel from 1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

WHERE: On the campus of Lincoln University, Dickey Hall Auditorium 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pa. (Southern Chester County, Pa.)

DETAILS: Government officials and foreign relations experts as well as educator and student panels discussing their views on the war in Iraq. The conference will be highlighted by the participation of Congressman Charles Rangel (D-New York) on an expert panel from 1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. In addition to Congressman Rangel, the 1:30 p.m. panel discussion will include Dr. Christian Filostrat, former Minister Counselor of the U.S. Foreign Service. Dr. Anthony J. DiFillippo, professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Lincoln University, will moderate the 1:30 p.m. panel.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first historically black university, is celebrating its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, between April 10, 2003 and May 2004. The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) as well as computer sciences.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574; hkelly@lu.lincoln.edu

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