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Jan. 29, 1997

Alumna to lecture on role of feminism in prime- time television

Dr. Bonnie J. Dow, a University alumna, will lecture on 'Prime-Time Feminism: Television, Media Culture, and the Women's Movement Since 1970' at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Draper Academic Building 116.

Dow earned her Ph.D. in speech-communication from the University of Minnesota and currently teaches in the department of speech communication at the University of Georgia.

Prime-Time Feminism is Dow's most recent publication. It includes specific case studies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, One Day at a Time, Designing Women ,Murphy Brown and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and examines their relevance to the women's movement.

The lecture is part of the Gender Studies Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.

All day conference on language disorders

to be held on Friday

The department of communication sciences and disorders will sponsor an all-day conference on speech and language disorders from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday in the Cashion Academic Center of the Hankamer School of Business.

Dr. Hugh Catts, an assistant professor in speech and language disorders at the University of Kansas, will conduct the workshop. He is co-editor of Reading Disabilities: A Developmental Language Perspective and is involved in a large-scale study of early predictors of reading disabilities. He will speak on the language basis of reading disabilities.

Admission to the conference is $35 for speech professionals and $5 for students. The conference is approved for continuing education credit from the Texas Speech, Hearing and Language Association. Pre-registration is recommended.

Practice 'Test Drives' to be held

Kaplan Educational Centers will hold free 'Test Drives' to help students prepare for the SAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT and LSAT.

Students planning to enter college and graduate school can take a practice test free of charge in a simulated test environment. Students will receive a detailed computer analysis of their performance.

The free Kaplan 'Test Drives' will be held at the Best Western Old Main Lodge, located at Fourth Street and Interstate 35 on Saturday, Feb. 1 (GRE and GMAT), Sunday, Feb. 2 (MCAT and LSAT) and Saturday, Feb. 8 (SAT).

For specific times, room locations, or to reserve a seat, call Kaplan at 1-800-KAP-TEST.

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