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1/30/2008 —

Dr. Nichola Gutgold, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will present the first in a series of lectures for adults 55 and older to be held on Friday, February 1, at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem. The topic, Seen and Heard: The Women of Television News, explores the lives, careers, and communication styles of several recognizable women of television news, including Christiane Amanpour, Elizabeth Vargas, Diane Sawyer, Paula Zahn, Judy Woodruff, and Candy Crowley. Gutgold will discuss the obstacles and opportunities facing these women in broadcasting.            

Gutgold teaches introductory public speaking course as well as organizational communication, honors speech, and courses in media and film. She is author of numerous articles as well as co-author of the book Elizabeth Hanford Dole:  Speaking from the Heart (Praeger, 2004), and author of Paving the Way for Madam President (Lexington Books, 2006).    

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the lecture begins at 11 a.m. The cost for the lecture series is $50 per person. The Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center is located at 100 Brodhead Road, Suite 120, Bethlehem. For more information or to register for the series, contact Diane Lewis at 610-285-5066 or dlewis@psu.edu

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