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One of the World's few female, Muslim stand-up comics highlights Drury's Theme Day

For Immediate Release: April 5

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 1, 2010 — One of the world's few female, Muslim
stand-up comics, Tissa Hami (Tiss-uh Hom-ee), highlights Drury's 2010 Theme
Day on Thursday, April 8. Theme Day is a series of events for the Drury
community celebrating this year's convocation theme: Spirituality and Justice.
Hami presents, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Mosque: Lessons from
the Comedy Club Circuit" on Thursday, April 8 at 11 a.m. in Clara Thompson
Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

Other Theme Day events include:

Assembling Haiti Relief Kits for Convoy of Hope, 9-10:30 a.m.
Findlay Student Center, Room 204

Tai Chi and Meditation Experience, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Trustee Science Center, Reed Auditorium
Leaders: Drury Spanish Instructor Anthony Verburgt and meditation guide Maribeth Price.

Picnic, Noon-1:30
Findlay Student Center Circle

Panel: "Women, Poverty and Climate Change", 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall.
Panel members include Drury professors Dr. Wendy Anderson and Dr. Erin Kenny.

Community Service at Ozarks Food Harvest, 1-4 p.m.
Ozarks Food Harvest

The Turning 21 Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.
Findlay Student Center
Speaker: Drury Economics Professor Dr. Bill Rohlf.

"Faith Called to Justice: Using Business Principles to Fight Poverty", 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Stone Chapel
Speaker: Dr. Robert Carolla, vice president of Rainbow Network and a local physician.

Drury University's 2009-2010 convocation series Spirituality and Justice honors the connection between spirituality and intellectual pursuit and values interfaith dialogue. For more information, please visit www.drury.edu/convo0910 or contact Theme Year Director Peter Browning, Ph. D. at (417) 873-7231 or pbrowning@drury.edu.

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