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Women's Issues Leader and Former Bush Speechwriter to Speak at Cedarville University

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Women's Issues Leader and Former Bush Speechwriter to Speak at Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

March 14, 2003

Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and current executive director and senior fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute: A Center for Studies in Women`s Issues, will speak at Cedarville University March 18 - 19. On Tuesday, March 18, Crouse will speak in the 10 a.m. chapel service on "When Life Falls Apart." At 2 p.m. she will lecture on "We`ve Come A Long Way, Baby!" in Room 105 of the Milner Business Administration Building. On Wednesday, March 19, Crouse will speak in the 10 a.m. chapel service on "The Blessing of Boundaries." At 2 p.m., she will speak on "A Christian Woman in Politics" in Room 105 of the Milner Business Administration Building. According to Concerned Women for America (CWA), Crouse is a "recognized authority on presidential communications and cultural, family, and women`s issues." Her experience, writes CWA, includes, "working with the Institute on Religion and Democracy, where she drafted, edited, and produced the Christian Women`s Declaration and led the Washington Summit, a coalition of female Christian leaders. In 1994, she began working on how family and women`s concerns are addressed through the United Nations and the World Council of Churches." CWA also noted, "During the senior Bush administration, [Crouse] was a White House senior writer on domestic issues. She authored major presidential policy addresses and edited the Presidential White Paper on Welfare Reform." Crouse authored the report "Gaining Ground: A Profile of Women in the Twentieth Century" and co-authored (with Beverly LaHaye) the book, "A Different Kind of Strength: Rediscovering the Power of Being a Woman." Her editorials and columns have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including "The Washington Post," "The Washington Times," "USA Today," and "Christianity Today." She has been interviewed on numerous national radio and television programs, including "Family News in Focus," "Janet Parshall`s America," C-SPAN, and CNN. Crouse holds degrees from Asbury College, Purdue University, and the State University of New York in Buffalo. She is married to a government economist and lives in the Washington, D.C., area. All of Crouse`s sessions are free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call the public relations office at 937-766-7808. -30-