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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 or contact Theme Year Director Peter Browning, Ph. D. at (417) 873-7231 or


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