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An Evening with Connie Schultz

February 01, 2017

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ursuline College welcomes author and Pulitzer Prize-winning nationally syndicpicture of Connie Schultzated columnist Connie Schultz to campus to share her story on Thursday, March 2, from 7-8 p.m. in Daley Hall. The lecture is free but an RSVP is requested to linda.gassman@ursuline.edu. Please provide your name, email address and the number in your party.

Schultz, who is professional in residence at Kent State University's School of Journalism and a former columnist for The Plain Dealer, inspires her readers to think, question, and engage in civic life. She has more than 160,000 Facebook followers.

The following is excerpted from her biography on the Creators Syndicate website:

Schultz won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for what the judges called her "pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged." ...(She) won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for commentary and the National Headliner Award for commentary. She was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for her series "The Burden of Innocence," which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who was imprisoned for 13 years for a rape he did not commit... Her series won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting, the National Headliner Award's Best of Show and journalism awards from both Harvard College and Columbia University. In 2004, Schultz won the Batten Medal, which honors "a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog."

Schultz's first book, "Life Happens – And Other Unavoidable Truths," was published by Random House in April 2006. Her second book, "… And His Lovely Wife," is a memoir about her husband’s race for the Senate. It was released by Random House in June 2007.

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