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Malone University Literacy Celebration Change in Keynote Speaker -- Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton will now address conference on April 6

April 3, 2013 | Release # 6592

Due to health matters, Bonnie Pryor – scheduled keynote speaker for Malone's annual Literacy Celebration – has canceled her appearance.

KnowltonIn her place will be children's author and illustrator Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton (pictured left), the creative force behind dozens of popular children's books as well as two new offerings – Pirates Don't Say Please and There Was a Librarian who Chewed on a Word.

The Malone University Center for Professional Development within the School of Education and Human Development will host the 8th annual Literacy Celebration Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (registration) in the Johnson Center Dining Room, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The conference is aimed for all primary and elementary educators, art teachers, librarians, and administrators.

Cost is $60, and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. One optional hour of graduate credit is available with attendance and an additional assignment at an additional cost.

Call 330-471-8593, or 1.800.257.4726, extension 8593.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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