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Tickets going fast for Madeleine K. Albright at Saint Xavier University

Nearly 700 already sold for first lecture in ‘SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series’

Chicago (March 22, 2007) –Tickets are still available to see former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright speak at Saint Xavier University in Chicago on Tuesday, April 10, for the inaugural event of the “SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series.” 

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and fellow cabinet member William M. Daley will introduce Albright at the lecture. Daley is the son of former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of Chicago’s current mayor, Richard M. Daley.   

Prior to her lecture, 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.”

Nearly 700 tickets have been sold so far for the lecture, which will be held in Saint Xavier’s Shannon Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.   

“We are extremely pleased by the enthusiastic response to the ‘SXU Voices and Visions Speaker Series,’” said Robert Tenczar, vice president for university relations. “This event and others like it will be invaluable in raising the profile of the institution and connecting more fully with the Chicago area.”   

The event is co-sponsored by the Offices for University Relations and Student Affairs. General admission tickets are $15 each and are available by visiting www.sxu.edu/voices/ or calling (866) 468-3401. Admission for Saint Xavier students is free, but they must obtain a ticket by contacting the Student Activities Board at (773) 298-3138. 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 Albright.

For more information about the event, please call (773) 298-3311 or e-mail specialevents@sxu.edu. Reporters interested in covering Albright’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