Baylor Alumnus To Deliver Honors Week Convocation Address April 24

April 18, 2002

The chair of the history department at Winthrop University will lecture at Baylor University's Honors Week Convocation Wednesday, April 24. Dr. Michael L. Kennedy, a Baylor University alumnus, will speak on "Academic Excellence and Baylor Values: Retrospect and Prospect" at 2 p.m. in Armstrong Browning Library.

Kennedy, who was born in Waco, graduated summa cum laude from Baylor, where he also was named Outstanding Football Lineman in 1964. He has taught at Winthrop since 1973 and was named Winthrop College Distinguished Professor in 1981.

An acknowledged expert on the French revolution, he is the author of The Jacobin Clubs in the French Revolution, 1793-1795; The Jacobin Clubs in the French Revolution: The Middle Years, which was selected by Choice magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Books for 1988; and The Jacobin Clubs in the French Revolution: The First Years.

Outstanding students will be recognized following Kennedy's address.

The Harry and Anna Jeanes Honors Week, now in its 10th year, will celebrate the academic accomplishments of some of the brightest students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The week's core activities will begin April 22 with students' presentations of their senior honors thesis. Presentations will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. and 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the White Beckham room at the Bill Daniel Student Center and will continue Tuesday, April 23, also from 3 to 4 p.m. and 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

A banquet for senior honors students and their thesis directors will be held Thursday, April 25.

Kennedy's convocation address and the thesis presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, call 710-1119.

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