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Doris Kearns GoodwinNoted presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will be the featured speaker for the 2015 Gloria Shatto Lecture. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former assistant to President Lyndon Johnson will address students and others in the Berry community at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Cage Center. Admission to the lecture is free, but tickets are required for entry. Call 706-236-2226 for details.

Goodwin’s impressive list of accomplishments includes six New York Times bestsellers and numerous awards for her writing. Her Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln inspired the award-winning film Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis. Her most recent book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, has been acquired for film rights by DreamWorks Studio and Spielberg. She is a familiar face on television news programs and has served as on-air consultant for several PBS documentaries.

Goodwin joins a long line of notable speakers who have visited Berry thanks to the Gloria Shatto Lectureship, which was funded through Berry’s Century Campaign to honor the memory of Georgia’s first female college president. Past speakers include commentator Cokie Roberts and political adversaries James Carville and Mary Matalin.

By Carey Blankenship, philanthropic communications student assistant

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History Mural

Guests attending Berry’s annual Scholarship Night celebration were wowed by new floor-to-ceiling murals in Krannert Center designed to bring the college’s history, beauty and mission to life visually. These displays represent a first step in telling the Berry story in public spaces across campus.

Speaker WallAmelia Earhart, Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Ford are three of the famous faces that show up on the new 26×8-foot Berry history mural, located in the lobby leading to Spruill Ballroom. That mural is complemented by a 20×8-foot display on the opposite wall demonstrating the breadth of student experiences at Berry. Nearby, another large display showcases campus speakers of national and international renown. All were designed in-house by staff member Kathy Clements.

“We live in a visual age” said Jeanne Mathews, assistant vice president of public relations and marketing. “Murals such as those in Krannert and digital displays featuring interactive maps and other content will help us to acquaint our many guests with information about Berry’s unique history and the opportunities that abound on the world’s largest campus.”

Photos by student Lauren Neumann

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Dining with the DaughtersStill in need of last-minute gift ideas? We’ve got the perfect thing – Dining with the Daughters, a new cookbook by the Daughters of Berry. This is the ninth cookbook published by this special group, founded in 1939 by Martha Berry herself to help preserve the traditions and heritage of her schools. The new edition, produced by the Daughters of Berry in collaboration with Morris Press Cookbooks, combines historic favorites served to such notable campus guests as Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford and Amelia Earhart with newer delights crafted by Berry alumni. Order your copy online through the Oak Hill Gift Shop.

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