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Details of Condoleezza Rice Visit to Georgia Southern Announced

Rice CondoleezzaFormer United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at Georgia Southern University’s Hanner Fieldhouse Sept. 8, 2009 beginning at 7 p.m. Rice will speak to the student body about leadership, followed by a short question and answer session.

There are a limited number of seats available to the public for this event. Complimentary tickets will be distributed to the public on Aug. 31, Sept. 1, and Sept. 2 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse on the Georgia Southern campus. The box office will only remain open until all tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will not be available at the door the evening of the event. Those planning to attend the event should also note that doors will close at 6:45 p.m. and no one will be admitted to Hanner Fieldhouse after that time.

Rice served as United States secretary of state from January 2005 to 2009. Prior to her position as America’s chief diplomat, she served as national security advisor from January 2001 to 2005.

Rice is now the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University. She also serves as a member of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Rice’s visit to Georgia Southern University is sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. The program is sponsored by AT&T with support from Target.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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