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Madeleine K. Albright to speak at Saint Xavier University

Notable Chicagoan William M. Daley to introduce Albright

Chicago (Jan. 4, 2007) � Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will speak at Saint Xavier University in Chicago on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. The event kicks off the annual �SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series.�  Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and fellow cabinet member William M. Daley will introduce Albright at the 7 p.m. lecture. Daley is the son of former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of Chicago�s current mayor, Richard M. Daley.   

The day of the event, Albright will conduct a special classroom exercise with Saint Xavier students based on her most recent book, �The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs.�  

�The SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series will provide a valuable learning opportunity for our students and further strengthen the bond between the University and local communities,� said Robert Tenczar, vice president for university relations. �Dr. Albright�s personal convictions, professional experience and honored service to our country make her an ideal inaugural speaker for our series.�   

The lecture, at Saint Xavier�s Shannon Center, 3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, is part of the University�s 160th anniversary celebration, as well as the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy, who opened the Saint Xavier Academy for Females in Chicago.  

General admission tickets are $15 each and are available by visiting http://www.sxu.edu/voices/ or by calling (866) 468-3401. A limited number of $200 tickets are also available and include priority seating and admission to an exclusive post-lecture wine and cheese reception with Albright. Saint Xavier students are free but must obtain a ticket by contacting the Student Activities Board at (773) 298-3138.

For more information about the event, please call (773) 298-3311 or e-mail specialevents@sxu.edu. 

Reporters interested in covering Albright�s lecture should contact Director of Media Relations Joe Moore at (773) 298-3937 or (cell) (773) 203-6671. 

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago�s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier�s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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