Note to Reporters: Greg Mortenson’s private session with Colorado State University students is open to the media. The media may cover the first 30 minutes of the session. Photographers and broadcast media will be permitted to cover the first five minutes of the Monfort Lecture with Greg Mortenson later that evening. Print media can cover the entire event. Reporters must RSVP for both events to Jennifer Dimas by noon Aug. 31 for media credentials
Students affiliated with the Colorado State University Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement —or SLiCE — office will host a private conversation with Greg Mortenson, co-author of “Three Cups of Tea,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 in the West Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus. The first 30 minutes of the session is open to the media. Mortenson, whose book has been a New York Times bestseller for more than 130 weeks, will talk with students about “The Power of One: Changing the World through Individual Action.”
Following the student event, Mortenson will give the 2009 Monfort Lecture – presented by the Bohemian Foundation – at 7 p.m. at Moby Arena on campus. Mortenson is a humanitarian, international peacemaker, co-founder of the non-profit Central Asia Institute and founder of the Pennies for Peace program. He will speak about “Promoting Peace through Education.”
Photographers and broadcast media will be permitted to cover the first five minutes of the lecture. Print media can cover the entire event.
The lecture is sponsored by the Bohemian Foundation and CSU’s Office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement which is funded by student fees.
Bohemian Foundation is a private foundation that works to create imaginative ways to connect fellow citizens and organizations to make the community a better place to live.
The Monfort Lecture Series at Colorado State has featured such prominent speakers as United Nations Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall; Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet leader; Madeleine Albright, first female U.S. Secretary of State; Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu; and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Media wanting to attend either event should e-mail or call for credential requests with their full name along with the name of the media outlet they are representing. Email Jennifer Dimas by noon Aug. 31 at Jennifer.Dimas@colostate.edu or call (970) 491-1543.