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Speaker Series to Focus on Food Production

Four talks comprise the series “Food Production, Marketing and Consumption in the United States – Colonial Era to Present.” The campus community is invited to these free presentations, sponsored by the History Department and the Dowd Foundation.

The first presentation, scheduled for 3:30 PM on Nov. 4, features Baldemar Velasquez, founder and president of the Ohio-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee. Velasquez has dedicated his life to improving the working and living conditions for migrant laborers and their families.

Other speakers include Gavin Gibbons, vice president of communications for the National Fisheries Institute, on Nov. 9; Jeanine Davis, associate professor, North Carolina State University, on Nov. 18; and Robin Emmons, founder and executive director of Charlotte-based Sow Much Good Inc., on Dec. 2.

Important Dates for the End of the Fall 2015 Semester

The end of the semester is approaching rapidly! The academic calendar has complete information, but here are some important dates you need to know:

Wednesday, Dec. 9: Last day of classes

Thursday, Dec. 10: Reading day

Friday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 18: Final exams

Saturday, Dec. 19: Fall commencement

Thursday, Dec. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 31: Winter Break, University closed

Friday, Jan. 1: New Year's Day, University closed

Monday, Jan. 4: University resumes normal operations