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01/09/2002
"Voices" Lecture Series Resumes Program to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CONTACT: Judith White (518)629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2002
http://www.hvcc.edu

The "Voices" library lecture series at Hudson Valley Community College will celebrate Black History Month in February, beginning with a program at noon on Jan. 22 commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall will discuss Dr. King's ideas and how they apply in today's world at the first program of the spring semester's lecture series at the college. The free public lecture will be given in the auditorium of the Bulmer Telecommunications Center at Hudson Valley.

Other upcoming topics to be explored in the Voices series include two additional Black History programs: "The Many Faces of Profiling" on Feb. 6 and; "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City: the Politics and Pleasures of Hip-Hop" on Feb. 20. Other programs in the spring series include: "Islam: Myths and Reality" on March 13; "Paths of Professional Women" on March 27; "History of Islamic Fundamentalism and Afghanistan" on April 4; and "Vietnam: What Lessons Have We Learned?" on April 8.

The series will close for the spring semester on April 10 with readings by students and faculty from "Threads: A Student Magazine." Lectures take place at either 11 a.m. or noon and all are free to the public.

For information about the series call 629-7336, or visit the college Web site at www.hvcc.edu/voices.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.