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Delta Forum Focuses on the Military and the Media

Mar 24, 2010

The Ohio Northern University Phi Beta Delta International Forum will sponsor Col. John J. Smith, who will deliver a presentation titled “The Military and the Media,” in the Dicke Forum on Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Smith graduated from ONU in 1981, and went on to receive his master’s degree in English from Texas A&M University and his doctorate in English from the University of Florida. He became professor of English at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and taught there for 10 years. He is currently the editor of Military Review, the U.S. Army’s professional journal.

Smith also served in combat during the first Persian Gulf War, was a lecturer at the National War College, and spent a semester teaching
English at Afghanistan's military academy.


Phi Beta Delta is the honor society for international scholars. Founded in 1987, the nominees for membership in the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Delta include outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni. The society hopes to integrate those who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education and research. One of the functions of the Gamma Upsilon chapter has been to create a regular forum in which international affairs can be discussed using University sources and by seeking prominent individuals with varied experience in international affairs recruited from beyond the University community.

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