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Borgeson, Fifth in Speaker Series, to speak on Feb. 4

Jacquelyn L. Borgeson is the fifth speaker in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Institute for Women’s Leadership and Social Responsibility. She will speak on “Women’s Leadership and Worldly Women” on Tuesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. A reception will follow the address.

In 1995, shortly after gradua­ting with her master’s in museum studies from Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio, Ms. Borgeson was hired by the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas. Initially, she held two titles: curator of education and conservation curator; then in 1997, she was promoted to chief cura­tor. As of 2008, Ms. Borgeson now serves as curator emeritus (active) of the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, and is responsible for developing con­servation programs and coordi­nating the Safari Film Festival.

The Safari Museum is honored to exhibit its African Mende Three-Dimensional Women’s Helmet Masks in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery of the Center for the Arts through February 14, 2014.

The Center for the Arts is on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada, Missouri.