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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

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TOP FORENSIC PROFESSIONALS GATHER AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE TO PRESENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD

Variety of Forensic Science Notables Highlight Schedule for 5th Annual Forensic Science Symposium

Allentown, PA (March 23, 2007) - National experts in the field of forensic science will gather at Cedar Crest College's 5th Annual Forensic Science Symposium on March 24, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the College's Oberkotter Center to share presentations about a variety of topics and techniques related to forensic science.   The event is sponsored by the Cedar Crest College Forensic Science Program and the Forensic Science Student Organization. 

High profile crimes in the headlines and popular culture fascination with the process of crime scene investigation are leading to new job opportunities and record student interest in forensic science.  This year's symposium covers a wide array of topics with presentations from forensic science notables including Dr. Mechthild Prinz (Director of the Department of Forensic Biology at the New York City Medical Examiner's Office), Elizabeth Ziolkowski (Boston Police Department Forensic Science Laboratory) and Matthew Hensel (Senior Editor of Court TV's Forensic Files).

Of the 60 forensic science undergraduate programs in the U.S., Cedar Crest College is one of only ten programs to be awarded full accreditation by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).  The forensic science program at Cedar Crest College is designed to give the necessary foundation along with areas that are unique to scientific investigation.  The program will expand to include a Master of Forensic Science in fall 2007 (*pending approval).

For more information, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.

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