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‘When Janey Comes Marching Home’ Author to Speak at ECU

Nationally renowned author Laura Browder will speak at ECU on Sept. 27 as part of the College of Business Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series. She will discuss her recently published book, "When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans," a multi-media initiative that presents a portrait of service women returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The public is invited to attend this free event at 3:30 pm in Wright Auditorium. A related photo exhibit will be on display at ECU beginning in spring 2011.

Browder is also author of "Rousing the Nation: Radical Culture in Depression America," named a Choice Outstanding Book; "Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities;" and "Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America." She is a professor of American studies and English at the University of Richmond.

Free parking will be available at the Carol Belk Park and Ride Lot at the intersection of Greenville and Charles boulevards. The permit requirement for the lot will be waived, and shuttles will transport people to Wright Auditorium. Shuttles will pick up and drop off on the north side of the Belk Building, the side closest to the baseball stadium.

The Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series is made possible by a gift from alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan of Richboro, Pa. Matching funds are also provided by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation. The series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville, representing for-profit and nonprofit firms, entrepreneurial activities, government, and public affairs.

Browder's visit is also supported by the ECU College of Health and Human Performance and the ECU College of Fine Arts and Communications.


This story appeared originally in the Sept. 24, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/news/poe/2010/910/September-2010-Archives.cfm.