Wendy Kopp

Tune In: Raggio Lecture podcast, Sammons Lecturer on KERA

wendy-kopp-forum-125.jpgAward-winning Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp (left) gave SMU’s 10th annual Louise B. Raggio Lecture in Women’s Studies Oct. 4. Listen to a podcast from the event. audio

Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno gave SMU’s 8th annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics Oct. 10. Hear his Oct. 8 interview on KERA 90.1 FM’s Think! program. audio

Teach For America founder to give 10th anniversary Raggio Lecture

wendy-kopp-150.jpgWendy Kopp developed the idea for Teach For America as part of her senior thesis at Princeton University. Now in its 18th year, the nonprofit organization sends 4,400 college graduates – including 18 SMU students in 2007 – to teach each year in 26 of the nation’s poorest school districts. The Dallas-area native will give SMU’s 2008 Louise B. Raggio Lecture in Women’s Studies at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center.

The day’s events will include a Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, free to SMU students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the evening lecture are $20 each. For reservations and more information, call 214-768-1384 or visit smu.edu/raggio.

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