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King University News :: Facebook and Social Media Expert C.L. Lindsay to Speak at King on Oct. 11

A joint partnership with first year programs and Student Life Activities Committee at King (S.L.A.C.K.) is bringing social network speaker C.L. Lindsay to campus on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.  In a world of technology and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google +, and Instagram, there are many ways college students communicate on a daily basis online. Lindsay will discuss the risks of social networking and how what you post online can come back to haunt you if you do not protect yourself by learning to use the sites correctly and safely.

Julie Roberson, assistant dean for Student Engagement, who oversees the first-year program at King said, “Educating all students, especially first-year students, early about the dangers and risks with social media will help them use social media sites to expand their opportunities as they search for a job, internships or graduate school and as they continue their time at King College and beyond.”

In 1998, attorney C.L. Lindsay III, left his practice in New York City to found the Coalition for Student Academic Rights (CO-STAR). Since then, acting as its executive director, he has built CO-STAR into a national student rights organization that helps thousands of college students with their legal problems, free of charge, each year.

Lindsay is a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights and academic freedom. His syndicated column, Ask CO-STAR, is distributed nationwide on Knight Ridder/Tribune's College Wire Service. The column, published weekly, has become one of Knight Ridder/Tribune's most popular features.

Lindsay is also the author of “The College Student's Guide to the Law: Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and More!” published in Aug. 2005 by Taylor Trade Publishing. He has appeared on national television, radio, and has been featured in countless regional and national publications, including US News World Reports, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, New York Daily News, Newsday, CBS News Radio, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (NPR), The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, College Bound Teen, and The Christian Science Monitor. C.L. was voted Campus Activities Magazine reader's Choice Awards as the runner up speaker in 2009 and 2010.

He graduated magna cum laude from Denison University, and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, he teaches courses in Law and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Emily Loudon, director of Student Life stated, “C.L. is a great speaker who does not just lecture, he interacts and teaches the audience about social networking and how they can use it safely and to their advantage in a fun and engaging way.”  

C.L. Lindsay will discuss “What You Do Online Can Come Back to Haunt You” in King’s Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Emily Loudon at 423.652.4341.


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