May 11, 2004

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Contact: Lynn Bretz, University Relations, (785) 864-8866.

Tickets for May 21 Bill Clinton speech to be available at 11 a.m. Wednesday

LAWRENCE -- Tickets for the inaugural Dole Lecture by former President Bill Cinton at the University of Kansas May 21 will be available starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12.

Reserved tickets will be distributed starting at 11 a.m. at the Lied Center ticket office on KU's West Campus and by phone at (785) 864-2787. Tickets are free, but there is a two-ticket limit per person. There is a $3 service charge for tickets issued by phone.

The Lied Center will open its doors at 11 a.m. Ticketseekers will enter the building's west lobby entrance.

The Dole Lecture, sponsored by the Robert J. Dole Instiute of Politics, is one in a series of signature programs designed to bring the institute and the community together. Each spring, on or about the date of Dole's wounding in Italy during World War II, the institute will bring a prominent figure to campus to address some aspect of international politics or diplomacy.

Dole invited Clinton to kick off the Dole Lecture series. Since leaving office in 2001, Clinton has worked closely with Dole on several projects, including the World War II Memorial, to be dedicated Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. They also co-chaired the fund-raising campaign for the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund to provide educational assistance for the family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The Dole Institute is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call (785) 864-4900 or visit www.doleinstitute.org.

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