William Jewell College celebrates 66 years of alumni achievement with special guest speaker
James Bradley March 4 at Kansas City’s Westin Crown Center Hotel. The best-selling author
of Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys and the current Imperial Cruise tells the story behind the
image of the six young men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima, which is among the most
reproduced images in photographic history. The Achievement Day pre-dinner reception events
begin at 6:30 p.m. For a more detailed event schedule or ticketing information, please visit
Achievement Day online or contact Susan Tideman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence to present Cope Lecture at Jewell
Dr. Sylvia Earle, a noted oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will
present the Cope Lecture on Science, Technology and the Human Experience at 7:30 p.m.
February 9 in John Gano Memorial Chapel on the Jewell campus in Liberty. The free lecture
is entitled “A Sound Environment, A Sound Economy.” To date, Dr. Earle has led over 70
expeditions, logging more than 6,500 hours underwater. Among the more than 100 national
and international honors she has received is the 2009 TED Prize for her proposal to establish a
global network of marine protected areas. During her appointment as the chief scientist for the
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in the early 1990s, Dr. Earle was responsible
for monitoring the health of the nation’s waters. While serving as the Cope Lecturer at Jewell,
she will be a guest on the “Up-To-Date” radio program at 11 a.m. February 9 on KCUR-FM
89.3. Click here for more information.
Yo-Yo Ma to appear on Harriman-Jewell Series
The iconic cellist Yo-Yo Ma will help the Harriman-Jewell Series celebrate its 45th
anniversary season with a special concert at Kansas City’s Folly Theater at 7:30 p.m. March
18. Although the performance is currently sold out, standing-room ticket sales and a wait list
for seats will begin on March 1. This marks the beloved musician’s eighth appearance on the
Harriman-Jewell Series. For more information, click here.
Jewell debaters off to strong start
The William Jewell College Debate Squad started 2010 with a strong performance at Texas
Tech University. Team members qualified for the awards bracket and one Jewell team
finished among the top 16. “This was an excellent performance for this team and it situates
them well for a fine showing at nationals later this semester,” said Dr. Gina Lane, Director of
Debate. Jewell debaters rank among the top 10% of all competing parliamentary teams
nationwide. Click here for more information.