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Meet CMU alumni

Les Johnson and Janet Opalewski

Successful alumni Les Johnson and Janet Opalewski are visiting campus today and would like to meet with students to talk about job opportunities for English and Political Science graduates. Johnson and Opalewski will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Anspach 113. They will be discussing job opportunities in Human Resources and government, including jobs available in Washington, D.C. Johnson, who retired from his work in Washington, D.C., is willing to help students brainstorm about starting their own small businesses. Refreshments will be provided.

St. Mary's Parish

God, sex and the meaning of life

Christopher West will be giving a lecture on God, sex and the meaning of life at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Moore Hall Townsend Kiva. West is a researcher and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute. He has delivered more than 1,000 public lectures around the world and has written numerous best-selling Catholic books. West has been on national radio programs and has made appearances on "Scarborough Country," "Fox & Friends" and "At Large with Geraldo Rivera." St. Mary's University Parish, 1405 S. Washington St., is hosting the event and for more information, e-mail

Australia Project

Experience the land down under

The Office of International Education and Study Abroad is sponsoring a video presentation of the Australia Project, which will be shown tomorrow at noon in the Bovee University Center Chippewa Room. The Australia Project has recently been featured on local cable television. The presentation is not just for students who plan on studying or traveling to Australia, but for anyone interested in learning more about the continent. Refreshments will be provided and students are welcome to bring lunch. For more information, e-mail or visit

City Commission

Public hearings

The Mount Pleasant City Commission on Monday approved a series of public hearings and one special meeting to be held in the coming weeks. The board set a special meeting of the commission to be held at Cheers Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1700 W. High St., on April 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In consideration of a noxious weed ordinance, which determines how city residents are notified that their lawn has grown too high, commissioners postponed a decision for another public hearing at their next regular meeting April 27. All city commission public hearings are held in City Hall, 320 W. Broadway St.

A joint meeting between the City Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Tax Increment Finance Authority and Downtown Development Board, was originally planned to be set for May 4 at 7 p.m., for planners to discuss redevelopment on Mission Street. This was also postponed until after the Planning Commission's May 7 meeting.

President Rao

Farewell Reception

The CMU Board of Trustees will host a farewell reception for University President Michael Rao and his wife, Monica, on April 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda Room. The reception is scheduled to correspond with the Board of Trustees' meeting that morning, prior to the end of the academic year. The event will be a community-wide farewell and all are welcome to attend.

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