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June 5, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- School's out, but learning never stops with Southern Methodist University's Summer 2001 Godbey Lecture Series.

This summer series include "Families in Crisis" by Vicki Hill, director of SMU's Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center. Hill will review and discuss books by women writers including This is My Daughter by Roxana Robinson on June 13, Evening News by Marly Swick on June 20, and Charming Billy by Alice McDermott on June 27. Each lecture begins at 11 a.m. and is followed by a noon lunch at Maggiano's Restaurant in NorthPark Center. The cost of the series is $120 for Godbey Lecture Series members and $135 for non-members.

On June 21, the Godbey Lecture Series will offer a tour of SMU's new Meadows Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at The Gates restaurant at the museum. The cost, including the luncheon, is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

Other Godbey Lecture Series offered this summer include "Is Scripture True?" by Professor Richard Cogley, chair of the department of Religious Studies in SMU's Dedman College, who will present 300 years of attacks on scriptural authority. Cogley will discuss the "18th Century: The Deist Critique of Revealed Religion" on July 10; the "19th Century: Historical Criticism and the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Scriptures" on July 17; and the "20th Century: Conservatism and Liberalism in the Three Monotheistic Religions" on July 24. All three lectures begin at 11 a.m. with a noon lunch at Maggiano's Restaurant in NorthPark Center. Cost of this series is $89 for members and $104 for non-members.

"Outstanding Small-State Monarchs in the Age of Louis XIV" is a three-part Godbey Lecture Series offered in July by SMU history Professor John Mears. He will discuss Gustav Adolph, King of Sweden, on July 12; Frederick William, the Great Elector of Brandenburg, on July 19; and William III of the United Provinces and England on July 26. All lectures begin at 11 a.m., followed by a noon luncheon at Maggiano's Restaurant in NorthPark Center. Cost for this lecture series is $90 for members and $105 for non-members.

For more information call (214) 768-3399.