(September 16, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Convocation: Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Presents Callie Crossley Sept. 21-25

Callie Crossley
Callie Crossley

SHREVEPORT, La.— Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Callie Crossley will visit the Centenary College campus Sunday, September 21 through Thursday, September 25 and conduct classroom discussions and workshops with students during her five-day stay.

A woman for all media including commentator, Crossley is a public speaker, writer, broadcast journalist and filmmaker. Along with the classroom visits, she will also present a lecture for members of the Centenary community at the Robinson Film Center, Wednesday, September 24. The lecture entitled "For Better AND Worse: The Shotgun Marriage of New and Old Media and Its Impact on Election '08" takes place from 6-8 p.m.

While on the Centenary campus, she will be visiting classes and meeting with groups of faculty and students. Her expressed preference in those instances is not to lecture, but to join in classroom discussion, to answer questions, and to offer insights based on her experiences and her diverse interests.

Crossley is an award-winning TV news and documentary producer, having earned an Emmy, a Peabody, an Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as the DuPont-Columbia Gold Baton, equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize in broadcast journalism. She appears regularly on National Public Radio on NPR NEWS AND NOTES and offers commentary on a wide range of topics, including civil rights, women and leadership, health issues, homeland security, and race and the media. She served as a producer on the highly acclaimed documentary EYES ON THE PRIZE and was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category for her work on that series. She has served as a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and has been appointed to other prestigious fellowships.

Scheduled class visits and workshops include:

  • Monday, Sept. 21
    10:30-11:30 a.m.: Conglomerate interview, Room 209, Student Union Building
    1-1:50 p.m., Class: Introduction to Film Art, Room 304, Jackson Hall
    3:30-4:30 p.m.: Media Workshop in the Centenary Room
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22
    9:45-11 a.m., Class: Contemporary Business Issues, Room 304, Jackson Hall
    12:35-1:50 p.m., Class: Foundations of Education, Room 203E, Centenary Square
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24
    11a.m. - noon: KSCL FM interview, Student Union Building
    2-3:30 p.m., Class: Video Production, Room 105, Turner Art Center
  • Thursday, Sept. 25
    11-11:30 a.m., Class: Career Explorations, Room 103, Mickle Hall
    1:20-1:50 p.m., Class: Management, Room 216, Jackson Hall
    3-4 p.m., Class: Women's Literature, Room 08, Magale Library Basement

For more information, visit http://www.centenary.edu/wilson or please contact Chris Ciocchetti at 318.869.5246 or email.

About the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program

Centenary is one of the oldest participants in the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program since bringing the first Fellow to campus in 1973. Woodrow Wilson Fellows connect on a personal level with faculty, students, and the community during their weeklong stay at Centenary. Students benefit from the Fellow by being able to discuss their personal plans, ambitions, and receive advice and encouragement from someone with extraordinary experience. Each visit makes a lasting impression on the campus, the students and all who take advantage of this opportunity.