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Drury University's Convocation Theme Hope and Action to Inspire Community

Finding inspiration from people all across the world is a part of the mission of Drury University. The school's convocation theme this year is Hope and Action, bringing global speakers to Drury who have overcome tragedy and have made a difference in the world. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.

With war, disease and poverty all across the world, Drury University is looking to inspire its students and the community by showing them how they can make a difference and create a better world. Michael Hill is a Professor of Global Studies at Drury University and is the director of this year's convocation. He explains why he chose the theme Hope and Action.

Drury is bringing many different people from all over the world to speak at the school including leaders of businesses and organizations, religious leaders, philosophers, physicians and international journalists. There will also be art exhibits on display expressing hope and survival. The exhibit on display now is called "What if?" and is the works of children who lost parents on September 11. Hill says that we need inspiration to make a better world.

Each of the events for the Hope and Action series is free and open to the public. The next speaker will be philosopher Henry Rosemont on Tuesday at 5pm at Clara Thompson Hall at Drury University.