Salem State seeks personal photos for speaker series

SALEM ? Salem State College wants your picture.The college is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its renowned speaker series and is looking for candid images captured over the years by those who attended the events.”Send us your best photo,” said college spokeswoman Margo Steiner, explaining that the college is looking for input from those who witnessed these evenings of discussion and discourse firsthand. “Do you have a memorable story or anecdote about meeting one of the speakers? Do you have a candid photo of yourself with a speaker that you’d like to share? How did you first hear of the series? What compels you to attend? Who was your favorite speaker ? and why?”Steiner noted that during the past 24 years, more than 7,500 annually gravitated to the college to hear such esteemed speakers as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, basketball legend Bill Russell, political advisors Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, and four former U.S. Presidents, as well as the leaders of Germany, Pakistan and Canada. Keynote speakers of international renown have hailed from the fields of politics, sports, journalism, entertainment and science”Send us a photo that you believe captures the essence of the Salem State College Series by Wednesday, Feb. 28 and be entered to win a pair of tickets to the speaker of your choice this year,” said Steiner. “Send us a 200-word essay or less on what the Series means to you, on a memorable speaker you’ve heard, or an anecdotal story relevant to their place in history, and be entered to win another pair of tickets.”All entries must be received by the end of the business day Feb. 28. Entries may be sent by email to margo.steiner@salemstate.-edu, by mail to My Series c/o Office of College Relations, Salem State College, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, 01970 or through the Series Web site at year’s scheduled speakers are Cal Ripken Jr. on April 4, President George H. W. Bush on May 15 and Tom Wolfe on June 7.

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