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Join Ben and Jerry for a speech and ice cream

Ben Cohen and Jerry GreenfieldBen Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., will speak at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center as part of UNT’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Audience members are invited to an ice cream party after the speech.

Student tickets go on sale March 23. Student tickets are free and student guest tickets are $5. All student tickets should be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office, which is open 1-5 p.m. Monday–Friday. UNT faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $15, tickets for the public are $20, and will go on sale March 27.

Cohen and Greenfield, above from left to right, launched Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. in 1978 with an ice cream shop inside of a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont. The company is worth more than $300 million today.

The company also is a leader in researching and implementing sustainable dairy farming practices, new thermoacoustic refrigeration techniques, using alternative energy sources, waste reduction and recycling, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is a member of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies.

The Distinguished Lecture Series program introduces the UNT community to the excellence of world-class speakers whose messages enhance student learning outside the classroom. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Legend, Bill Nye, George Takei, Steve Wozniak, Rainn Wilson and Vicente Fox.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. For more information, contact UNT Student Affairs Coordinator of Special Projects Michelle Bradley at 940-565-3355.

- Leslie Minton, News Promotions

Posted on: Tue 17 March 2015

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