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April 14, 2011 Volume 32, No. 27

Maya on calendar

Poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Dr. Maya Angelou will speak tonight at 7 p.m. in Jesse Auditorium.

A native of St. Louis, Angelou was awarded the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in February. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000 and the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has won three Grammy Awards. Her recitation of her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993 was broadcast around the world. Angelou is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

Tickets are $10 for MU students with student ID and $15 for faculty, staff and the public. Tickets can be purchased at the MSA/GPC Box Office located on the main level in the MU Student Center.