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John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.

University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community joined together in Foellinger Great Hall to celebrate the life of Kent Conrad. Conrad died unexpectedly on Sept. 5.

Remembering Dr. Konrad

By Sarah Nolan November 4, 2014

On the first day of his 2005 trip to Italy with his local community choir, Dr. Kent Conrad performed on the organ in front of a crowded St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  Holly Jordan, a close friend...

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