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Lincoln University of Missouri’s Christine E. Boston Recognized for Success of Monthly Lecture Series Partnership with MRRL

September 29th, 2022

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology Christine Elisabeth Boston and Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) reference and adult programming librarian Madeline Matson have been named winners of the 2022 Missouri Library Assoc. (MLA) Community Partnership Award for their monthly Lincoln University-MRRL Lecture Series. The series, which provides free educational programming to the public, brings a range of relevant lecture topics to the community regarding history, politics, culture, local folklore, and more.

Boston and Matson were recognized at a ceremony held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the Springfield Discovery Center.

Matson and Boston’s monthly lecture series began in 2019, transitioned to an online format during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have since returned to in-person format. The talks provide engagement between Jefferson City community members and Lincoln University students, faculty, and staff on a range of subjects. Lectures have included such topics as naval warfare during World War I, medical marijuana, race in America, what makes good poetry, and discussions before and after the 2020 presidential election.

Learn more about the Lincoln University-MRRL Lecture Series from the News Tribune.

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