Organizers of Montana State University's 2014 Freshman Convocation said about 2,000 tickets will be made available to the public on Wednesday, July 30, for a lecture by Shiza Shahid, the CEO and co-founder of the nonprofit Malala Fund.
Shahid will lecture to MSU's incoming freshman class at 7:30 p.m. Aug.25 in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The tickets, which are free, will be available at 10 a.m. at all Bobcat ticket outlets including: the Bobcat Ticket Office, Rosauers, the AskUs Desk at the SUB, by calling 994-CATS or (800)325-7328 and online at www.ticketswest.com. There will be a handling charge for tickets ordered over the phone, online or at Rosauers. There will be a limit of four tickets per person.
Members of MSU's freshman class have reserved seats and will not need tickets to attend the lecture. All other students may use any of the ticket outlets to access tickets. At the time they request tickets, MSU faculty and staff may request tickets located in an area designated for MSU faculty and staff by visiting the Bobcat Ticket Office or calling 994-CATS.
Prior to her lecture, Shahid will conduct a master class with MSU students. Students who are interested in attending the class are invited to apply online by Aug. 15 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Shahid14.
“I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” is the 2014 MSU freshmen book selection. It is also the 2014 “One Book, One Bozeman” selection.
"Shiza Shahid has been selected by Malala to lead her organization and tell her story,” said MSU President Waded Cruzado. “The stories she tells – both of Malala’s courage and her own story and the power of education for girls and women worldwide -- are moving and they will be an inspiration to launch our freshman students on their journey into university academic life."
While at MSU, Shahid will also meet with winners of the Writer’s Voice competition, which is seeking entries of short fiction, essays and poetry inspired by "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." Entries for the contest are due at 5 p.m. Aug. 4. To learn more about the writing contest, see http://guides.lib.montana.edu/WritersVoice
Shahid's appearance is sponsored by the MSU Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. ASMSU, the MSU Leadership Institute and the MSU Alumni Foundation have provided additional sponsorship for the event. For more information, go to http://www.montana.edu/convocation/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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