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Program examines Van Riper history

Nov. 7, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Renowned speech pathologist Charles Van Riper will be the subject of this month's Wednesdays II informal talk for Western Michigan University emeriti and friends.

The program, which is sponsored by the WMU Emeriti Council, will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, on campus in the Heinig Emeriti Lounge in Walwood Hall.

Dr. John M. Hanley, emeritus in speech pathology and audiology and former chair of the WMU Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, will discuss Van Riper's professional history and engaging writings about his childhood in the Upper Peninsula, under the pen name of Cully Gage.

Van Riper, who was born in 1905 and died in 1994, grew up in Champion, Mich., a mining and lumbering village between Marquette and Michigamme. He founded and headed WMU's speech clinic and was the first chair of its speech pathology and audiology department. During his career at the University, he became internationally known as a pioneer in the development of the science of speech pathology.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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