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Professors Ken Keith, John Walker Return to NWU to Deliver Kloefkorn Lecture

Ken Keith, a former NWU psychology professor, will join former philosophy professor John Walker on November 2 for the annual William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series.
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Ken Keith, a former NWU psychology professor, will join former philosophy professor John Walker on November 2 for the annual William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series.

Two long-time NWU professors will return to campus on Thursday, November 2, to deliver the annual William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture.

The free lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Prairie Wolf A&B, located on the lower level of Story Student Center.

Keith is Professor Emeritus of Psychological Sciences at the University of San Diego. He is author or editor of a dozen books and more than 150 book chapters and articles. Keith is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, and recipient of numerous awards for teaching and for service to people with intellectual disabilities. He lived in Nebraska from 1969-1999, teaching for 20 years at NWU. After 13 years at the University of San Diego, he and wife Connie returned to Nebraska, retiring in Omaha in 2012.

Walker taught philosophy at Nebraska Wesleyan University for over 30 years and is the author of What the Hoops Junkie Saw: Poems, Stories, and Reflections on the Passing Scene. He is also a songwriter and musician, performing his brand of country-blues music for more than 40 years. He is a long-time traveler with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Touring Artists program and has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as Nebraska’s representative in the Center’s State Days concert series.

The lecture series honors William Kloefkorn who taught English at Nebraska Wesleyan for 35 years from 1962 to 1997. He died in May 2011.