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KSC Multicultural Lecture: Communicating With the Visually Impaired

KEENE, N.H., 3/16/07 - Dr. J. Webster Smith, a blind African American professor from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, will speak at Keene State College on Wednesday, March 21.

Dr. Smith will present “Communicating with People with Visual Impairments” at 12:30 p.m. in the Madison Street Lounge in the Student Center.

His research has focused on race, rhetoric, and communicating with people with disabilities. He has received several teaching awards, including the Educator of the Year award from the National Federation for the Blind; has written Communication and Campaigns and Essays on Communication and the Blind and Visually Impaired; and presents workshops on effective communication, interviewing skills, parliamentary procedure, and stress management.

This seminar is free and open to the public and is cosponsored by the Communication, Journalism, and Philosophy Departments; the School of Arts and Humanities; and the Diversity Commission. For more information, contact Maria Beatriz Torres at 603-358-2415 (

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