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Fall Convocation

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:30pm
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Extraordinary, Ordinary People

Speaker: Condoleezza Rice, the former U.S. Secretary of State who is also an educator, musician and author

In addition to addressing MSU's incoming freshman class, Rice will also perform on the piano. An accomplished pianist, Rice has previously visited Bozeman, playing with the visiting Muir String Quartet and with Ilse-Mari Lee, a cellist who is also director of MSU's University Honors Program.

Rice served as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. She is currently a professor of political economy in the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is also the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, based at Stanford and a professor of political science. She recently published a second memoir, "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington," about her years as Secretary of State. An expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, Rice has written four other books about diplomacy.

Tickets: Available beginning Monday, Aug. 6th at 10 a.m. 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 There will be a handling charge per ticket for tickets ordered over the phone, online or at Rosauers. There will be a limit of two tickets per person.

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For questions regarding this event, please contact:
(406) 994-2053;(800) 457-1696