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Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. for Students, 6:45 for All Others, for Tuesday's Ubben Lecture by Leslie Odom Jr.

September 15, 2016

More on Leslie Odom Jr.'s Visit

DePauw University students with ID can enter Kresge Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, September 20, for the Ubben Lecture by Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. At 6:45 p.m. doors will open to all others.  At 7:30 p.m. Odom will discuss "Finding Your Personal Spotlight" in the venue, which is located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Avenue). The speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience and a brief musical performance.

Seating will be general admission and first come, first served. In the event all of the 1,400 seats are filled, Moore Theatre, which is adjacent to Kresge, will offer the program on a closed-circuit video feed.

Like all Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lectures, the event is presented free of admission charge and is open to everyone.

Odom's portrayal of Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton earned him the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor.  He also won a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on Hamilton's original Broadway cast recording, which was honored for Best Musical Theater Album.

The Indianapolis Star recently listed Odom in a story highlighting the "20 most interesting people headed to Indiana this fall."

Learn more about Leslie Odom Jr. and Tuesday's event in DePauw's original announcement.

untitled 159Established in 1986 through the generous support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series was designed to "bring the world to Greencastle" and has presented 104 programs. Previous Ubben Lecturers have included Elie Wiesel, Jane Goodall, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Peyton Manning, Mike Krzyzewski and Ken Burns. (at right: Andrew Luck, who presented an Ubben Lecture on April 24, 2015)

To view a complete roster of Ubben Lecturers -- which includes links to video clips and news stories -- click here. Video montages of many events are available on YouTube.

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