Campus News Release
New York Times Best-Selling Author to Speak as Part of Convocation Lecture Series
Release date: October 3, 2012Wes Moore, New York Times best-selling author, will present "One Name, Two Fates: The Consequences of Personal Responsibility" on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room of the Napolitan Student Center as part of Franklin College's 2012-13 Convocation Lecture Series.
Wes Moore illustrates his success story from his troubled childhood. His journey to become a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran and youth advocate helps him serve as a positive role model, helping others embrace personal responsibility to try to redirect their lives in a positive way. His book, The Other Wes Moore, reveals how even seemingly trivial choices, when made responsibly, can make a significant difference in life.
Follow Wes on Twitter at @wesmoore1 or visit him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheOtherWesMoore.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Each year, the college hosts the lecture series based on one of its five core values - respect, honesty, responsibility, faith and lifelong pursuit of learning. This year's focus is on responsibility, defined as the capacity to accept the outcomes of one's actions and the strength to choose those actions which will positively affect one's life and the lives of others in the community.
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Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 30 majors, 35 minors and nine pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.