McCormick to appear at Campus Peace Conference



The first KIPCOR Peace Conference of the 2021-22 school year will take place as part of the kickoff of the Fall Festival.

Mark McCormick, who has appeared on campus several times as a summons and other speaker, will present “Peace: It’s a Choice” on September 30 at 7 pm at Memorial Hall.

His lecture is free and open to the public, donations to KIPCOR are accepted.

There will also be a live streaming option, which will be posted on the date of the conference on

McCormick is currently Director of Strategic Communications for the Kansas ACLU, which he joined in April 2018.

Previously, he was Executive Director of the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita.

McCormick is a New York Times bestselling author with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, editor and columnist. He is a Trustee of the University of Kansas Department of Journalism and was Professional in Residence at the University of Oklahoma.

After the conference, McCormick’s latest book, Some were poor, some were kings: dispatches from Kansas, will be for sale, with McCormick available to sign books.

Some were poor features some of McCormick’s best chronicles, in which he writes of people with connections to Kansas – both known and lesser known – who changed their world.

Bethel College’s current COVID protocols require masks to be worn for indoor gatherings of more than 10 people, regardless of vaccination status.


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