CU Library presents “A Celebration of Oklahoma Women”

Cameron University's Centennial Celebration continues with "A Celebration of Oklahoma Women," presented by the CU Library as part of the university's Lectures and Concert series. The event, set for Thursday, October 2 at the CU Library, kicks off at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Glenda Carlile, storyteller, author and director of the Oklahoma Center for the Book, an outreach center for the Library of Congress located at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Carlile's costumed monologues are word portraits painted by a master storyteller. Dressed in period costume, she changes hats as she vividly weaves tales, stories and legends depicting the lives of talented and courageous Oklahoma women. She is the author of "Buckskin, Calico, and Lace," "Petticoats, Politics, and Pirouettes," and "Astronauts, Athletes and Ambassadors: Oklahoma Women from 1950 to 2007," and co-author of "Kate Barnard, Oklahoma's Good Angel."

At 2 p.m., a panel of distinguished former Cameron faculty members will share their stories of Cameron's rich past. Panelists include Dr. Mary Allen, Dr. Karen McKellips, Dr. Margie McMahan and Dr. Josephine Rayburn. A reception will follow the discussion.

Both sessions are open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact the CU Library at (580) 581-5565.

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Sept 17, 2008
PR# 08-148