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Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at SXU Squeaky Weal lecture series

“Civic Responsibilities in turbulent times”

Chicago (Oct. 25, 2007) – Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will speak at Saint Xavier University’s 2007–08 Squeaky Weal lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Saint Xavier’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

His lecture, “Civic Responsibilities in Turbulent Times,” is free and open to the public and will be held in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center. After the lecture, Quinn will answer questions from the audience. 

In theory and practice, Quinn believes that elected officials are public servants. As lieutenant governor of Illinois, he advances the cause of taxpayers and consumers and advocates environmental stewardship, support for members of the armed services and their families, and decent health care for all. His office provides a wide range of services to military families, soldiers on active duty and veterans, and maintains one of the nation’s most informative Web sites on supporting our troops. 

Quinn holds degrees from Northwestern University School of Law and Georgetown University. In additional, his aunt, Sister Mary Lorita Quinn, R.S.M., was a Sister of Mercy and faculty member at Saint Xavier University for many years. 

“We are delighted to have Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn join us for our Squeaky Weal lecture series,” said Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., vice president for University Mission and Heritage and director of the Center for Religion and Public Discourse. “This timely and relevant discussion of our civic responsibilities, as well as Quinn’s own Catholic background, will certainly make for a memorable evening in what has already been an exceptional lecture season at Saint Xavier.”   

Saint Xavier’s Squeaky Weal lecture series explores the role of religion in civic life and the importance of being involved in civic and political issues. The series is sponsored by the Center for Religion and Public Discourse.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Kathy Mareska at (773) 298-3981 or mareska@sxu.edu, or visit www.sxu.edu. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu