17, No. 6 November 2, 2000 Issue
National Geographic writer featured in breakfast series
J. Cliff Tarpy, a member of the senior editorial staff for National Geographic Magazine, will share a behind-the-scenes look at how the famous magazine is put together during a breakfast address at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at The Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N. Rock Road.
Tarpy, who graduated from Wichita State in 1968 with bachelors degrees in English and journalism, will also talk about the birth of the National Geographic Society and its mission.
Tarpy worked as a courthouse reporter for The Wichita Beacon and as a political writer for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook before moving to Washington, D.C., and National Geographic. He wrote an article in 1985 for the magazine, "Home to Kansas," which explored the nature of Kansas and Kansans. Tarpys personal and professional travels have taken him to 43 states, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, Central America, China and throughout Europe.
The Nov. 16 breakfast address will be informal and last about 20 minutes, with a question-and-answer period following.
For reservations, call the WSU Alumni Association at 978-3834. Cost is $15 per person.
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