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Tickets released for MSU convocation featuring Wes Moore

August 4, 2016

Tickets are available to the general public for “Make Your Life Matter,” a lecture by Wes Moore, a popular author, television personality and motivational speaker. Moore will speak at MSU Convocation 2016 to be held on Sept. 1 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Tickets are free, but there may be a small handling charge, depending on where the tickets are obtained. There will be a limit of four tickets per person. Photo by Amun Ankhra House, Ltd. courtesy of Wes Moore.

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Free tickets are now available to members of the public for Montana State University's Convocation 2016 set for Sept. 1 featuring Wes Moore, a popular author, television personality and motivational speaker.

Moore will speak about how to “Make Your Life Matter” to MSU's students during the 2016 MSU Convocation, which is set for 7:30 p.m.  in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

MSU President Waded Cruzado said that Moore’s uplifting message of service, excellence and the role of mentoring will be a wonderful fit for MSU’s convocation, which is an event that welcomes students and faculty to Montana State University and the academic year and emphasizes the importance of the academic journey.

“Wes Moore’s improbable journey from an imperiled childhood to become a Rhodes Scholar, Army combat veteran, author and television personality will appeal to all,” Cruzado said. “We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the beginning of the academic career of our incoming students. We will all be inspired.”

Moore graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College and from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He completed a master’s degree in international relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. After graduation, he served as a paratrooper and captain in the U.S. Army, participating in a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. Moore has been featured in USA Today and People magazine, “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report,” “The View,” MSNBC and NPR, among others programs. Moore is the host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and executive producer and host of “Coming Back with Wes Moore” on PBS.

Convocation tickets will be available 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  While free, 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 and organizers say about 2,000 tickets will be available to the public. Tickets for large groups of people are available for a small fee. More information is available at the Bobcat Ticket Office.

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.

Moore’s book, “The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters,” is the 2016 MSU freshman book selection. It is also the 2016 One Book One Bozeman selection sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library.

Moore will also present a master class for MSU students at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Students who are interested in attending the class are required to read the book and are invited to apply for the master class online by 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

Moore’s visit to MSU 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 or email

David Singel (406) 994-4371,

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