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President Kaler to deliver second State of the University address Feb. 28

February 21, 2013

Media note: All media is asked to RSVP to the event via email or phone 612-624-5551 by Feb. 27 at noon.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will outline his plans to move the university forward during the upcoming year in his second State of the University address on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

There will be a moderated question-and-answer period following the address. Faculty, staff and students may submit questions in advance on this form.

President Kaler will also accept questions during the event via Twitter (using the hashtag #UMNsotu) and note cards submitted by on-site attendees at Coffman Theater, in addition to his website. Faculty Consultative Committee Chair Sally Kohlstedt will moderate the Q&A.

The media is welcome to attend and record the speech and Q&A session. Kaler will be available briefly following the program to respond to follow up questions from media.

The following sites at U of M campuses across the state will host watch parties of the event in real time.

  • 101 Dowell Hall, 2900 University Ave., University of Minnesota, Crookston
  • 173 Kirby Plaza, 1208 Kirby Dr., University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Studio A, Humanities Fine Arts Building, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • 419 University Square, 111 Broadway Ave. S., University of Minnesota, Rochester

For those unable to attend, the event will also be streamed live on the president’s website:

A reception will follow in the theater lobby.

Twin Cities Campus: