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Ticket sales begin Oct. 11 for Bush lecture

George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Coliseum as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Ticket sales for faculty, staff and alumni association members begin Oct. 11. Cost is $15 per ticket.

Bush was the 46th governor of Texas, serving from 1995 to 2000, and the 43rd president of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009. His memoir Decision Points will be published Nov. 9.

Enter to win a copy of Decision Points by sending an e-mail to inhouse@unt.edu by 5 p.m. Oct. 8 with "George W. Bush" in the subject line. Winners will be selected at random from all responses. Books will available Nov. 9.

Tickets will be available at the University Union information desk. The information desk is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets also can be reserved by calling 940-565-3805.

Each purchaser is limited to four tickets. Three hundred floor seats are available to anyone for $30. Additional ticket information:

Faculty, staff and members of the UNT Alumni Association

  • Tickets will be for sale beginning Oct. 11.
  • Cost is $15 per ticket for UNT faculty, staff and members of the UNT Alumni Association. 

 Students

  • Students will have access to a limited number of reserved tickets beginning Oct. 4. If those tickets run out, students can purchase tickets during general ticket sales Oct. 11.
  • Students can receive one free ticket with their UNT ID card.
  • Students can purchase additional tickets for $15.
  • 300 floor seats will be available to student ticket holders on a first come, first served basis.

 Public sales

  • Tickets will be for sale beginning Oct. 11.
  • Cost is $25 per ticket.

Bush book Decision PointsSince his term ended, President Bush has not publicly discussed his presidency. He has spent almost every day writing the memoir Decision Points, said representatives of Crown Publishers when the book's publication date was announced in April.

The memoir discusses the contested 2000 election, events of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Iran and other issues during Bush's presidency. Bush's book also discusses personal issues, faith and family relationships.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. Its purpose is to introduce the university community to world-class speakers whose messages enhance student learning outside the classroom.

Previous speakers have included financial advisor Suze Orman, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., science ambassador Bill Nye and former president of Mexico Vicente Fox.

(Book cover courtesy of Crown Publishers)

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