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Media Report on Mikhail Gorbachev's Upcoming DePauw Visit

Media Report on Mikhail Gorbachev's Upcoming DePauw Visit

August 25, 2005

gorbachev 7.jpgAugust 25, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "I hope people throughout the region avail themselves of the opportunity to see Mr. Gorbachev," Ken Owen, director of media relations, is quoted in today's edition of Indiana's Terre Haute Tribune-Star, which carries the news that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will speak at DePauw on October 27. "It'll be a very unique opportunity," adds Owen, a 1982 DePauw graduate who coordinates the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. Free and open to the public, Gorbachev's speech will begin at 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center.

Mark Bennett's article continues, "'Mr. Gorbachev is certainly in the upper echelon of the speakers that you'd want to have,' Owen said of the school's lecture series. The university might consider shifting the lecture site to its athletic facility to accommodate the crowd, Owen said. But because the auditorium offers stronger acoustics, considering Gorbachev will speak with an interpreter, the auditorium in the Performing Arts Center likely will remain the location. 'I would urge people to get here a little early that day,' Owen said, 'because I have a feeling seats are going to fill upperforming arts center pac.jpg quickly.'" 

Access the story at the newspaper's Web site.

Read more about Mikhail Gorbachev in yesterday's announcement from DePauw.

To view a complete list of past Ubben Lecturers, which includes links to video clips and news stories, click here. Access an Associated Press story on Gorbachev's DePauw visit here.

Source: Terre Haute Tribune-Star