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Walt Whitman is alive at UNI<br>

October 15, 2002

Bill Koch, adjunct instructor, English language and literature, (319) 23-6231
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa adjunct English instructor Bill Koch will present 'Walt Whitman Live!!' at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, in Lang Hall Auditorium on UNI's campus.

The show features Koch performing as Whitman, speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln, and experience with the civil war.

He also has performed at the Hearst Center for the Arts, the UNI Museum, the Grout Museum, William Penn University and the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

The program is sponsored by the UNI Department of English Language and Literature. The public may attend at no charge.