Events by EventfulMSU Freshman Convocation
Yann Martel, honored guest, and author of the award winning novel “Life of Pi”, kicks off the 2013 fall semester, and MSU’s “Year of Engaged Leadership” with his speech at this year’s Freshman Convocation Thursday, September 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The annual event focuses on welcoming incoming freshman to the university, and inspiring their academic pursuits and journeys towards personal growth.
Martel is the author of 6 works of fiction, and the recipient of numerous awards including the Man Booker Prize, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, The MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and the Journey Prize. His most famous work, “Life of Pi”, has sold over 7 million copies in 46 countries, with continued success when it was adapted to film in 2011 by director Ang Lee, garnering 11 Academy Award Nominations.
Tickets are available at all Bobcat ticket outlets including: the Bobcat Ticket Office, Rosauers, the AskUs Desk at the SUB, by calling 994-CATS or (800)325-7328 and online at www.ticketswest.com. There will be a handling charge per ticket for tickets ordered over the phone, online or at Rosauers. There will be a limit of four tickets per person.
Members of MSU’s freshman class have reserved seats and will not need tickets to attend the lecture. All other students may use any of the ticket outlets to access tickets. At the time they request tickets, MSU faculty and staff may request tickets located in an area designated for MSU faculty and staff by visiting the Bobcat Ticket Office or calling 994-CATS