QU to Host JFK Assassination Panel

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Commemorating the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, Quincy University will host a panel discussion spotlighting the state of the nation and personal reflections in the hours and days following his assassination..  The discussion will be held in the Strieby room of North Campus at 7:00 p.m. on November 22—50 years to the day after Kennedy’s assassination.

Panelists include the following members of the QU community:

  • Dr. Wendell Mauter, Professor of History (ten years old in 1963)
  • Dr. Wendy Beller, Professor of Psychology (15 years old in 1963)
  • Dr. Mary Ann Klein, Emerita Professor of English (college student in Texas in 1963)
  • Dr. David Costigan, Emeritus Professor of History (Quincy College professor in 1963)

By way of sharing their own memories from that fateful day, the panel aims to evoke emotions, feelings, and attitudes of this dark period in American history and spark a conversation with audience members.  This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend at no charge.

NOTE:  Due to construction on the University’s North Campus, attendees are asked to enter on the north side of the building.  From there, attendees should take the elevator or stairs to the second level in order to access Strieby.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.