Presidential Sweetness hits WKU

The School of Journalism and Broadcasting and the Department of Political Science cordially invite you to an evening of entertainment, lecture and discourse. On Thursday, September 27 please join us at 5:30 pm in the Atrium of Mass Media and Technology Building as we offer an open reception to coincide with the opening of a gallery of images called ”The Presidential Image: 70 Years of the Best in White House Photography.” This gallery is culled from the Pictures of the Year International archives that represent the best images from the past seven decades.

At 6:30 in MMTH auditorium the evening will continue with a lecture by David Hume Kennerly, a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winner. Kennerly has been shooting on the front lines of history for more than 45 years. He has photographed eight wars, as many U.S. presidents, and has traveled to dozens of countries along the way.

And then, to top the night off, at 7:45 pm in the auditorium we will have a a presidential panel discussion about the importance of documenting the most powerful person in the world. Moderated by former White House picture editor, Mike Davis, Kennerly will join in discussion with Luke Sharett, a current WKU photojournalism student who is currently assigned to the White House by the New York Times to cover the Obama campaign.

Please address questions to Tim Broekema. We look forward to seeing you there. This will be a “swipable” event. Student cards will be swiped at the completion of the panel discussion, not earlier.

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