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MEDIA ADVISORY: Press details for Mortenson visit

Mississippi State Newsroom - A few media guidelines are in place for best-selling author, humanitarian, and Nobel Prize nominee Greg Mortenson's visit to Mississippi State this Thursday.

Mortenson, author of the New York Times best seller "Three Cups of Tea," will lecture at 7 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum. The event is sponsored by the university's common freshman reading program, Maroon Edition, and by the Shackouls Honors College and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The event is free to the public, but admittance requires a ticket. Tickets are available at the Barnes and Noble customer service desk, Campus Activities Board office in Colvard Union, and the College of Arts and Sciences, 208 Allen Hall. For more information, see

Media wishing to cover Mortenson's visit should be aware of the following times and requirements:

Availability for print and broadcast media, 4:30-5 p.m., Room 401, Griffis Hall. Media credentials will be verified outside the room before entrance. Mortenson will be unavailable for one-on-one interviews.

Availability for print media only at the 7 p.m. event in Humphrey Coliseum. No video or audio taping permitted, and no flash photography. Mortenson will be unavailable for pre- or post-event media activities.

Media will be seated in a specially marked section of Humphrey Coliseum beginning at 6 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. event. Media must check in and verify credentials in the student entrance lobby on the west side of the coliseum. Media may enter from the parking lot closest to the Palmeiro Center through entrances marked "student gate."

A book signing will follow the event in the coliseum's outer concourse.

In addition to media, members of the audience are not permitted to video tape, audio tape, or use flash photography during any part of this program
Source : Originally Published Mississippi State Newsroom, Sep 21, 2010
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Posted 9/21/2010 12:09:31 AM | Permalink
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