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"Orange is the New Black" star coming to UNI

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The University of Northern Iowa will host Laverne Cox in April.

The "Orange is the New Black" star is the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination.

She is expected to speak at 7:30 p.m. April 13, 2016.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Students will be offered tickets first, then it's first come, first served.

Tickets are available:

-       Monday March 28 and Tuesday, March 29 for First-Year Cornerstone students only

-       Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday March 31 for all UNI students

-       Friday, April 1 for all students, faculty and staff

-       After Monday, April 4 for general admission; first come, first served

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