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Millikin University will celebrate the research achievements of its faculty members during the 2013 Millikin Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference (MIFC), titled "Broadening Horizons," on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in ADM-Scovill Hall and Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center on Millikin's campus. The conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and an awards ceremony.

First hosted in 2008, MIFC aims to connect the Millikin community through scholarship. The conference gives faculty the opportunity to share their works and contributions with one another, while allowing them to receive feedback from other members of the Millikin community.

As part of the schedule of events, former Vice President of Zambia, Enoch Kavindele, will deliver a keynote speech for the faculty conference beginning at 9 a.m. in Kaeuper Hall on March 2. Kavindele's presentation is titled "State of Education in Developing Nations: Implications to American Educators." The presentation is free and open to the public.

Former Zambian Vice President Enoch Kavindele has had a long career in government and continues to be an influential political and business leader in Zambia, and across Africa. Kavindele served as vice president from 2001-2003 and was also a former Minister of Education. Kavindele has called for a common African currency as a means to achieve economic integration throughout the continent. His speech will focus on the state of affairs and trends in education in developing nations such as Africa.

MIFC presentations will be modeled on a scholarly conference format. Awards will be presented in a number of categories, including awards for best paper, research and artistic achievement, and teaching excellence.

"Operating under the theme 'Broadening Horizons,' we're expanding the scope and reach of this year's conference," remarked Dr. J. Mark Munoz, associate professor of international business and faculty conference chairman. "We invited international speakers and participants, and made an effort to involve the local community. This faculty-driven conference aims to bring in and cultivate cutting-edge concepts and innovative perspectives to the Millikin campus."

Sessions are scheduled to run from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Millikin's ADM-Scovill Hall. A complete list of presentations is available at www.millikin.edu/academics/mifc.

For further information on this event, please contact Dr. J. Mark Munoz at 217.420.6762 or via e-mail at jmunoz@millikin.edu.
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