University of South Carolina

Columnist Kathleen Parker to discuss civility and politics

Kathleen Parker, syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is the speaker for the University of South Carolina’s Buchheit Family Lecture Thursday, Nov. 19.

The lecture, titled “From South Carolina to Washington D.C.: Seeking Civility in America’s Political Discourse,” will take place at 7 p.m. in Belk Auditorium of the Darla Moore School of Business. It is free and open to the public. The lecture will focus on the state of America’s political discourse and the first year of the Obama presidency.

Parker is the most widely distributed columnist in the country; her twice-weekly column is published in 425 newspapers. She writes on politics, gender and culture in America. She has taught journalism and writing at the university and is writer-in-residence at the Buckley School of Public Speaking in Camden.

The Buchheit Family Lecture Series was created in 2000 in honor of the late Phil Buchheit, the former president and chairman of Mid-South Management Company and the former publisher of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The series is sponsored by the Buchheit Family Endowment, which provides undergraduate scholarships and graduate and doctoral fellowships to students of the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

For more information on the Buchheit Family Lecture Series, contact Elaine Taylor at 803-777-7118 or For more information on the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at

Buchheit Family Lecture Series

  • What: Series created to honor memory of Phil Buchheit, former president and chairman of Mid-South Management Company and former publisher of Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  • Who: Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker to deliver lecture
  • When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19
  • Where: Belk Auditorium of Darla Moore School of Business

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 11/10/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/16/09 @ 12:00 PM | Permalink