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Alys Smith Symposium on Women Professionals Spotlights Women of Journalism

Marshall University will host the Alys Smith Symposium on Women Professionals, featuring Women of Journalism, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Marshall Memorial Student Center. 

This semester’s symposium will feature Susan Nicholas, an alumna of Marshall University from the class of 1990, and currently serving as a news anchor at WSAZ. Nicholas will deliver the keynote address, sharing insights and experiences from her career in journalism. 

The symposium aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements and contributions of women in the field of journalism. It will feature a diverse panel of accomplished women professionals who have made significant strides in journalism. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists through a thought-provoking discussion and a Q&A session. 

 The event is free and open to the public, welcoming all individuals interested in learning from the experiences of women in journalism. Following the symposium, attendees are invited to join a reception, providing a networking opportunity to connect and interact with fellow attendees and panelists. 

 The Alys Smith Symposium on Women Professionals, featuring Women of Journalism, is sponsored by The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the Office of the President at Marshall University. 

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