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Best-Selling Author Greg Mortenson to Deliver Public Lecture at Loyola; Headline Student Convocation

Nearly 3,000 people will descend on Loyola University Chicago’s Joseph J. Gentile Center this Friday night for a lecture by Greg Mortenson, humanitarian and co-author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Three Cups of Tea. Mortenson, a guest of the University’s School of Education, will deliver a public lecture on “Promoting Peace Through Education.” Following the lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Mortenson at a reception/book-signing in the Mundelein Center Auditorium.

Public reaction to the lecture has been overwhelming and to accommodate those interested, the University has moved the event to its basketball arena. Mortenson’s lecture is the first in a series of events marking the School of Education’s 40 years as a school.

In addition to the public lecture, Mortenson will participate in two other events on campus the same day. Media will have access to each event, and one-on-one interviews can be arranged ahead of time.

Friday, August 21, 2009

7 p.m. – Public Lecture (Joseph J. Gentile Center)

4 p.m. – First-Year Student Convocation (Joseph J. Gentile Center): Mortenson will headline the University’s First-Year Student Convocation, where he and Loyola president Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., will induct first-year students into their graduating class. During the Convocation, Mortenson will deliver a short address and also be awarded an honorary doctorate.

2:30 p.m. – Tea with Faculty (Piper Hall): Prior to Convocation, Mortenson will mix and mingle with Loyola faculty members at a private reception.

Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus (various buildings)
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.




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