Editor and Author to Speak at LFCC's Luray-Page County Center

For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

LURAY, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Luray-Page County Center will feature a presentation by author and editor Lawrence Kaplan on the topic of the war in Iraq. The event will take place on Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Center, located at 334 North Hawksbill Street in Luray. The event is free and open to the public.

Kaplan, senior editor of The New Republic, will discuss the war in Iraq during his one-hour presentation. Kaplan has completed numerous assignments in Iraq, reporting on the war for The New Republic. He has also written about the war in Iraq for such publications as The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

In 2003, Kaplan wrote “The War Over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission,” a book he co-authored with William Kristol of “The Weekly Standard.” Kaplan is currently working on a book that traces the lives and careers of four brigade commanders in Iraq. The book is scheduled for release in 2009 by Simon and Schuster.

For more information or directions to the Center, individuals may call (540) 843-0722 or visit http://www.lfcc.edu/LurayPageCountyCenter.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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