Carpenter will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Beto Criminal Justice Center's Killinger Auditorium. There is no admission fee.
A journalism graduate from the University of Texas, Carpenter went to Washington in 1942 and reported on presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Lyndon B. Johnson. When Johnson was nominated for vice president in 1960, she joined his campaign team and later became the first woman executive assistant to a vice president.
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Carpenter drafted the 58 words Johnson spoke as the new president on his return to Washington. She later became press secretary and staff director for Lady Bird Johnson, and was also appointed to service positions by presidents Ford and Carter.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series, begun in 1980, has featured such speakers as anthropologist Ashley Montagu, historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., presidential adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, and journalist and author David Halberstam.
Dr. DiIulio will lecture twice on April 11, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., both in the Beto Criminal Justice Center Killinger Auditorium. His first lecture will be on the subject of "The Future of Corrections." His second will be "Violent Crime, Representative Democracy, and Religion."
Faculty, students, and members of the community are welcome. There is no admission fee.
The Beto Chair Lecture Series was begun in 1981. It honors the late Dr. George J. Beto, a clergyman, educator, and correctional administrator who was instrumental in development of the Criminal Justice Center.
Dr. Billy Harrell and Dr. Bill Jowell, professors of agricultural mechanization, ran the FFA and 4-H Tractor Mechanics Contest and the Ag Mechanics Project Show. Dr. Stanley Kelley, animal science professor, helped run the Junior Market Steer Show.
Drs. Barbara Ward, Stanley Kelley and Murray Brown, farm manager Roger Walters, graduate assistant James Frank, other farm staff members and students and 15 SHSU dairy cows participated in milking parlor demonstrations. Show officials estimated that more than 250,000 people viewed the demonstrations.
More than 50 agriculture students also assisted in various other areas of the show and rodeo as well.
"They're all pretty tired from the extra work and maintaining their normal teaching and study schedules," said Dr. Robert A. Lane, who chairs the Department of Agricultural Sciences. "But it was a good teaching and learning experience, and well worth the extra effort."
General session speakers in addition to dePaola are Jerry Stanley and Angela Shelf Medearis. Others scheduled to appear are storyteller Lawrence Sullivan, author Lynette Dyer Vuong, media technology consultant Patti Purdy, librarian Mary J. McCoy, author Mary Wade, storyteller and librarian Suzanne Fisk, author Nelda Patteson, and author and poet Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz.
Also appearing will be author Glenda Grimmer, technology specialist Kathi Pugh, librarian Pat Donahue, author Jo Harper, storytellers and artists Sherry Pearson and George Bevill, ex-baseball scout and author Red Murff, librarian Molly Wyatt, and author Ann Pugh.
The festival runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center. For information on late registration, contact Dr. Mary Berry or Hedith Sauceda at 294-1151.