Marshall to deliver Huck Boyd Lecture

Posted October 7, 2013

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host several events Oct. 24 related to Kansas State University’s sesquicentennial.

 At 10:30 a.m., Jane Marshall will give the 14th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media: “Wildcats, Newspapers and Mulberry Pie: Stories from the Kitchen Table.” The lecture will be in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

Marshall, who has a home economics/journalism degree from K-State and who was a newspaper editor and reporter for more than 25 years, grew up on a farm in the Kansas Flint Hills. She currently teaches food writing and is the communications coordinator for K-State’s College of Human Ecology. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A luncheon will honor Dolph Simons, Jr., chairman of the World Company in Lawrence, and Gary Shorman, president and CEO of Eagle Communications, and Bob Schmidt, chairman and retired president and CEO of Eagle Communications. The three will receive Kansas Leader of the Year awards in community journalism.

The awards are given by the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media.

Cost for the luncheon is $25. If you want to attend the luncheon, please contact Gloria Freeland,