UT Tyler Office of News and Information

MEDIA ADVISORY: Arias News Conference at UT Tyler

September 20, 2010

Media Contact:
Beverley Golden
Director
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a news conference featuring Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall. (The recital hall is located on the north side of the Cowan Center.)

A student seminar with President Arias will follow at 5 p.m. in the recital hall.

Sponsored by Sherilyn and Patrick Willis, the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. Media sponsors are Suddenlink, CBS 19 and KTBB.

Arias’ topic for the lecture will be “Moral Leadership in Today's World.”

Tickets are $16, $21, $26, $31 and $36 and can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424, or online atwww.cowancenter.org. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Arias served two terms as president of Costa Rica, 1986 – 90 and 2006 – 2010.

A 1987 Nobel Peace Laureate, he holds international status as a spokesperson for the developing world. He champions such issues as human development, democracy and demilitarization, and he has traveled the globe spreading a message of peace.

He earned the Nobel Peace Prize for work that culminated in the signing of the Esquipulas II Accords, or the Procedure to Establish a Firm and Lasting Peace in Central America.

For more information, contact Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495.

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