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Discussion of a national tragedy to be held at UNI

November 11, 2013

John Johnson, associate professor, history, 319-273-7077,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A panel discussion titled "Reflecting on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" will be held to discuss and remember the national tragedy of his assassination. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, Seerley Hall, Room 115 at the University of Northern Iowa.

Panelists for the discussion include Grand Veeder, Black Hawk County auditor; John Johnson, professor of history; Donna Hoffman, professor and head of political science; and Dick Broadie, newspaper columnist and radio commentator. The discussion will be followed by audience comments and questions.

"The 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy offers an opportunity to reflect upon the tragic events of November 1963 as well as the place of the late president in American history and life," noted Johnson.

The American Democracy Project and the departments of history and political science will host the event. For additional information, contact Johnson at 319-273-7077 or