Communication professor to address persuasive power of sports in politics

Bonnie Sierlecki ’01, an assistant professor in communication studies at Edgewood College in Madison, will be a guest speaker for the Ripon College Department of Communication Wednesday, Oct. 28. Her talk will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. in Kresge Little Theatre, East Hall, on the campus.

“Baller-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Rhetoric of Sports” will address what sports fandom has to do with being a U.S. president and how politicians have harnessed the persuasive power of sports to shape their public images and talk about American values.

The talk is free and open to all.


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