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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Contact:† Cheryl D. Peck

Media Advisory

What:†††††††††††††††††† Dr. Phillip Shaw Paludan will be honored as the first recipient of† The Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies. Dr† Richard E. Vaden and his family will be recognized for a gift of more than one million dollars to establish the Chair.

When:††††††††††††††††† The Investiture Ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2001.

Where:†††††††††††††††† Studio Theatre, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center.

Background:††††††† Dr. Paludan is one of the nationís foremost authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Investiture as a named chair is the highest honor the university can bestow on a prominent faculty member.† During the ceremony, a medallion will be presented to Dr. Paludan, and Chancellor Ringeisen, Provost Cheney and Bill Bloemer, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will give remarks.††