Wednesday, October 7, 2015

John Lewis to speak at Washburn's iRead Lecture Series


               Rep. John Lewis will be the speaker at this year’s iRead lecture.  The iRead lecture is Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in White Concert Hall at Washburn University.  Lewis will discuss his book "March," as well as his current fight to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015. Tickets for this event are available at Mabee Library and at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.

                Lewis is a congressman from Georgia.  He is one of the key members of the Civil Rights Movement.  Lewis is also a Medal of Freedom award winner who currently represents the fifth Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. Congress.  He was a Freedom Rider, spoke at the 1963 March on Washington and led the demonstration that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

               The First Year Experience program at Washburn University coordinates the Washburn University Experience class that each incoming freshman is required to take.  The faculty and staff at Washburn University want freshmen to be introduced to resources on campus, to advance their information literacy skills and to become more culturally aware.  

              Each year the FYE program chooses a book for students to read that will equip them to become more well-rounded students.  Lewis’ book, “March,” is this year’s iRead book for the Washburn Experience Classes at Washburn University. “March” is a graphic novel written by Lewis, that depicts his 'march' to justice.  He was inspired to start writing this book after his 2008 re-election.  

             More information can be found about the iRead lecture and John Lewis at this webpage.

17 comments:

  1. My only suggestion would be to put the last paragraph closer to the beginning of the article. I like that you explained the event and why it is important to Washburn and the FYE program. You were thorough and concise!

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  2. I agree with Bree, that it explains a lot of important information that should be at the beginning of the story. As far as grammar goes, this is awesome. You, Mikayla Douglas, are an editing protege.

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  3. Great job. The information was presented very clearly.

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  4. It's a good article, however it is choppy with its sentences! Other than that, it is a job well done!

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  5. Good information but i don't think the sentences flow well together.

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  6. Good with relevant information. And good use of AP Style.

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  7. Sentences seem a bit choppy. You used good AP Style. This is a very well written article and it is extremely relevant. Awesome job your the bomb.com!

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  8. Great job! I couldn't find any grammar errors. Very smooth to read also.

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  9. I liked this story because of the subject matter. The paragraphs were short, sweet and easy to follow. Only thing I would change is including more details about tickets and how to attend.

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  10. Article was concise and to the point! Perhaps put in more information about the tickets, where to get them and what the prices are. Other than that, good job!

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  11. You used AP Style really well! The link at the end of the article is useful for people immediately interested in learning more.

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  12. You used AP Style really well! The link at the end of the article is useful for people immediately interested in learning more.

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  13. I'm pretty sure this article is perfect. I think that it was informational and that you used the AP Style writing wonderfully! Great Job!

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  14. Very easy to read and catch the information. gooduse of AP style.

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  15. Nice article! Are the tickets free though? If not, how much are they?

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