Archive - June 18, 2012

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Reggie Pearman, early Peace Corps Staff to Venezuela, Dies at 89
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Filmmaker Allen Mondell (Sierra Leone 1963-65) to Premier WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience, June 21

Reggie Pearman, early Peace Corps Staff to Venezuela, Dies at 89

Reggie Pearman, Postwar Middle-Distance Runner, Dies at 89 Reggie Pearman, right, winning the 880-yard run for N.Y.U. in 1947. Reggie Pearman, one of America’s outstanding middle-distance runners in the post-World War II era, winning multiple titles for New York University, died on Monday near his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 89. The cause was complications of pneumonia and renal failure, his daughter Lydia Pearman Harris said. At 6 feet 2 inches and 175 pounds, Pearman, a son of Ethiopian immigrants, won seven national and major collegiate titles for N.Y.U. in events of 440, 600, 880 and 1,000 yards. His fastest times were 47.6 seconds for 440 yards and 1 minute 51.5 seconds for the 880, strong numbers for those years. But his greatest impact came as the anchorman on N.Y.U. relay teams. Dave Johnson, the director of the annual Penn Relays, one of the premier track and field events . . .

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Filmmaker Allen Mondell (Sierra Leone 1963-65) to Premier WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience, June 21

WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience. A film by Allen Mondell, Media Projects, Inc. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, filmmaker Allen Mondell premiers his latest project, WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience. The premier will be held at the Collins Center Crum Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University campus. Tickets for the premier include a reception, film screening and panel discussion. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online. WAGING PEACE is a collection of letters, journals, blogs and emails that were written by Peace Corps volunteers in the field of their host country. The written material is weaved together with the profiles of four former volunteers who are still trying to make a difference in the world today. The materials range from 1961, when the Peace Corps started, all the way to present day. “I want to convey what it was like to leave this country, whether it . . .

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