Date: May 24, 2010
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
Recipient to Speak at GSU
IL, May 24, 2010 – Peter Schjeldahl, chief art critic for “The New Yorker,”
will visit Governors State University in University Park to receive an honorary
degree at Spring Commencement and present a guest lecture on art.
On Saturday, June
12, Schjeldahl will be the honorary degree recipient at Governors State
University’s 2010 Spring Commencement. Commencement will be held at 11 a.m., at
the Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select and Convention Center. More than 500
graduates will participate in Spring Commencement.
also speak on Friday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m., in Engbretson Hall. His insight
into the world of modern art comes from years as an art critic. Using his keen
insight and clear eloquence, he will invite the audience into the world of art.
In addition to
“The New Yorker,” Schjeldahl has contributed to “ArtNews,” “The New York
Times,” “The Village Voice,” and “7 Days.”
This lecture is
free and open to the public. GSU is located at 1 University Parkway, University
Park, Illinois. For more information, call (708) 534-4130.