Eureka College Arts and Lectures Series Event Set For March 14

EUREKA, Ill. — The Eureka College Arts and Lectures Board will host Western Michigan University Professor of Communication & Diversity Dr. Mark P. Orbe and his presentation, “Contemporary U. S. Race Relations: What’s the Problem? What’s the Solution?” on Wednesday, March 14 in the Terrill Room of the Donald B. Cerf Center at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture will provide insight into how racial differences and misunderstandings have led to significant barriers for effective communication and intercultural understanding. The focus will be on highlighting specific communication strategies to enhance contemporary U.S. race relations.

A native of New London, Conn. and a product of New London Public Schools, Dr. Orbe is an internationally known educator, author and consultant/trainer. With a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication (Ohio University, 1986) and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration (University of Connecticut, 1989), Dr. Orbe has worked as a student affairs administrator at several colleges and universities.  In 1993, he received his doctoral degree in Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication from Ohio University and began teaching full-time.

The Arts and Lectures Board at Eureka College is a student-driven committee that works to bring nationally known educational and cultural events to campus through diverse programming that strives to further support the mission of Eureka College in the areas of learning, service, and leadership. The Board is comprised of students and is advised by a faculty member and the Dean of Students.

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