Student Perspectives on "Local Effects of a Distant War"

SALEM, Va.-Roanoke College will present "Student Perspectives on 'Local Effects of a Distant War'" Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p. m. in the Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. This event is the fifth in a series this spring on the topic of the Iraq War. The series has presented the issues from the perspectives of a reporter and photographer from The Roanoke Times; a veteran of the Gulf War; veterans of the current war in Iraq; and a U.S. Marine captain, Judge Advocate, who has worked with the retention of prisoners in Iraq. The panel is planned as a culminating event in the series bringing together reflections and insights from current students. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Students for the panel will be selected based upon writings they have done about the issues of "Local Effects of a Distant War." The college also plans to publish a collection of the student writings.

The panel is jointly sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities.

For further information, please call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office, (540) 375-2242.