Baylor to Honor 1995 R.f. Cherry Professor Sept. 28

Sept. 13, 1995

WACO, Texas-Baylor University will honor Dr. Peter Beidler during the fifth annual Robert Foster Cherry Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Beidler is the Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching for the 1995-96 academic year at Baylor. He received an award of $100,000 and agreed to teach a full academic year at Baylor.

Beidler will share his thoughts on what kind of a place Baylor is to a newcomer. "I want to take a look at Baylor as others see it," Beidler said.

Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will present Beidler with a medallion and citation during the awards banquet.

Beidler was selected for the Robert Foster Cherry Chair because of his extraordinary teaching abilities and a record of positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students. The range of his scholarship extends from Chaucer and medieval literature to the American Indian culture.

Beidler is the Lucy G. Moses Distinguished Professor of English at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. He is a 1962 graduate of Earlham College, where he received his bachelor of arts degree in English. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in English from Lehigh University.

The late Robert Foster Cherry, a graduate of Baylor in 1929 and the Baylor School of Law in 1933, established the awards before his death to honor great teachers and to expose Baylor students to the world's greatest teachers. It is one of the largest monetary awards of its kind offered to academia.

The cost of tickets is $15. For reservations or more information, call the Cherry Awards office 755-2923.

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