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Tickets available for Dalai Lama's UNI appearance

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- Wednesday morning, the University of Northern Iowa is making a limited number of tickets for the afternoon keynote address by His Holiness the14th Dalai Lama of Tibet available to the public.

The Dalai Lama is presenting "The Power of Education Tuesday, May 18th.  It's part of the 2010 Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.  His keynote speech will consider how education impacts our increasing global society, and how one person can influence the world.

"We anticipate no more than about 200 tickets for the keynote will be available after the deadline for students to turn in their vouchers for tickets passes," said Jan Hanish, UNI Assistant Vice President for Outreach and Special Programs. "Tickets for the morning panel discussion with His Holiness are still available. For those unable to get tickets to either event, we hope they will watch it live, online."

The morning panel includes four leaders in education.  They will join the Dalai Lama for "A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet: Educating for a Non-violent World," at 9:30 a.m. in UNI's McLeod Center. Tickets for this event are still available; they cost $15 plus a $2-per-ticket handling charge. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. and will close at 9:15 a.m. All seating is reserved.

Tickets for the Dalai Lama's keynote address will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at all UNItix locations, by phone at (319) 273-4TIX (4849), or online at www.unitix.uni.edu.

The Production House at UNI will provide live streaming of both events, available from links at http://live.uni.edu.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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