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MSU Convocation w/ Michael Sandel – Reserve FREE Tix
June 29, 2018
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 1, 2018
FREE Tickets for MSU Aug. 23 convocation featuring Michael Sandel are now available
BOZEMAN – Tickets are now available at all Bobcat Ticket locations for Montana State University’s Aug. 23 convocation featuring Michael Sandel, one of Harvard University’s most popular professors.
Sandel’s lecture, “What IS the right thing to do,” is free. However, the general public must reserve tickets at the Bobcat Ticket Office or any Ticketswest outlet. There will be a small handling charge for tickets ordered over the phone, online or at Rosauers grocery store.
One of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, Sandel has been described as the “most relevant living philosopher.” Newsweek called him a “rock-star moralist” and New Republic called him “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world.” His writings on justice, ethics, democracy and markets have been translated into 27 languages. A master at bringing the Socratic method to contemporary issues, Sandel’s popular course, “Justice,” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, including in China, where Sandel was named the most influential foreign figure of the year by Chinese Newsweek.
Sandel is also an author of several bestselling books. Among them are “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets” and “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” The latter book is MSU’s 2018 book for first-year students.
David Singel, MSU’s senior vice provost for academic affairs, said MSU’s June release of tickets enables families to acquire tickets while on campus for orientation. For the second year, Singel said convocation has been scheduled so that families bringing to students to MSU can participate in convocation.
“We prize the participation of families and community members in welcoming new students to MSU,” Singel said. “Professor Sandel will inspire our new students and lifelong learners who welcome them to engage in discussion of big questions with civility, discovering and appreciating how different values and experiences shape distinct perspectives.”
MSU President Waded Cruzado said that Sandel’s dynamic ability to engage even the largest audiences with issues of moral relevance will be inspiring to all who attend the lecture.
“Michael Sandel is among the most prominent college professors in America,” Cruzado said. “His message will be a powerful introduction to intellectual thought to our incoming students as they begin their journey in higher education.”
Convocation tickets are available at all Bobcat ticket outlets including: the Bobcat Ticket Office, Rosauers, the AskUs Desk at the Strand Union Building, by calling 994-CATS or 800-325-7328 and online atwww.ticketswest.com. There will be a limit of four tickets per person and organizers say about 2,000 tickets will be available to the public. Tickets for large groups of people are available for a small fee. More information is available at the Bobcat Ticket Office.
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. 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.
In addition, Sandel will teach a master class for MSU students at 3 p.m. Aug. 23, which allows students the opportunity to interact with Sandel in a personalized, smaller group setting. Students are asked to read “Justice” in preparation for the discussion. All MSU students are welcome to apply for the master class at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Sandel2018. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 17.
Sandel’s visit to MSU is sponsored by the MSU Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. ASMSU, the MSU Leadership Institute and the MSU Alumni Foundation have provided additional sponsorship for the event. For more information, go to http://www.montana.edu/convocation/.