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Colin L. Powell to speak at Saint Xavier University

Tickets on sale now for second lecture in the �SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series�

Chicago (July 20, 2007) � Tickets are on sale now to see General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, as the second speaker in the highly successful SXU Voices & Visions Speaker Series at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. 

Prior to his lecture, �Diplomacy:  Persuasion, Trust & Values,� Powell will conduct a special classroom discussion with Saint Xavier students.   

�We were very pleased with the enthusiastic response to the first event of the SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright,� said Robert Tenczar, vice president for university relations. �We are delighted that Colin Powell has agreed to continue our tradition of bringing respected public leaders to the Chicago area.�   

Powell became the 65th Secretary of State on Jan. 20, 2001, serving under Pres. George W. Bush. He previously served as a key aide to the secretary of defense and as national security advisor to Pres. Ronald Reagan. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of four-star general and serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993. During this time he oversaw 28 crises, including the Panama intervention of 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of University Relations and the Student Activities Board. General admission tickets are $15 each and are available by visiting www.sxu.edu/voices/ or calling (866) 468-3401. 

A limited number of $200 tickets are also available that include priority seating and admission to an exclusive post-lecture wine and cheese reception with Powell.

For more information about the event, please call (773) 298-3311 or e-mail specialevents@sxu.edu. Reporters interested in covering Powell�s lecture or taking advantage of a special media opportunity the day of the lecture should contact Director of Media Relations Joe Moore at (773) 298-3937 or (cell) (773) 203-6671. 

Contact:    Joe Moore
Office:       (773) 298-3937 
Cell:            (773) 203-6671
E-mail:  jmoore@sxu.edu



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, Orland Park and its Loop location, 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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