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DePauw Student Journalists to Query Tony Blair at Tonight's Ubben Lecture

DePauw Student Journalists to Query Tony Blair at Tonight's Ubben Lecture

March 3, 2008

Also: Doors Open at 5 p.m.; E-Mail a Question for Tony Blair

Tony Blair 322.jpgMarch 3, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Elizabeth Ratchford, a Yorktown High School graduate and media student at DePauw University, will be one of three student journalists asking questions of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the university tonight," reports the Muncie Star Press. "Ratchford was chosen to represent the school's radio station [WGRE], alongside students from the school newspaper and TV station, according to Ken Owen, DePauw's executive director of media relations." The DePauw's Liesl Goecker and Eileen Park of student television operation D3TV will also query Blair following his speech.

You are invited to submit questions for the student journalists to present at communityconversations@depauw.edu.

"Blair, who is giving his first free public U.S. speech since resigning in June, will speak on the theme 'Challenges Facing 21st Century Citizens of the World,'" notes the newspaper. "Blair's address is presented by the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thatcher Lilly Ctr.jpgtoday in the Lilly Center's Neal Fieldhouse."

Access the item at the Star Press' Web site. (at right: DePauw President Robert G. Bottoms and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who delivered an Ubben Lecture at DePauw on April 7, 1992)

Learn more about Tony Blair's visit in this previous story, which contains links to information on security for tonight's event as well as biographical information on the former prime minister.

Source: Muncie (Ind.) Star Press