On Thursday, 5,100 people attended Kent State University's Presidential Speaker Series — see what one reader took away from the experience and tell everyone your own thoughts on Elie Wiesel.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
The date of his visit — April 11 — was significant for Wiesel and Kent State University.
On April 11, 1945 Elie Wiesel, the future author of "Night," was liberated from a concentration camp. April 11 was also the day he visited campus as part of Kent State University's Presidential Speaker Series — 24 years ago to the day that Wiesel last visited the university in 1989. “April 11 is always a measure of what I owe America,” Wiesel, 84, was quoted in Cleveland Jewish News from Thursday night's appearance. The Holocaust survivor addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 at the Kent State University Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. "Where there is no hope, our road and our path is to invent it," Wiesel said in this KentWired.com story. “I am here to teach you my hope because without it, I wouldn’t be here today.” Find the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel will speak at Kent State University April 11 as part of the university's Presidential Speaker Series.
A few tickets remain, but 5,200 people are expected to go to Elie Wisel's appearance Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Wiesel is a Boston University professor, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He's the author of the world renowned memoir Night — a piece about his experiences during World War II and the loss of his family to German death camps. Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania, and was just 15 when he and his family were deported by Nazis to Auschwitz, according to his biography. His mother and younger sister died at the concentration camp in occupied Poland but his two older sisters survived. Wiesel and his father were transported to …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Price winner to speak in Kent in April
Those interested in seeing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel speak at Kent State University are running out of time. Tickets for Wiesel's presentation in April went on sale this morning and already thousands of tickets have been sold. Kent State spokesperson Bob Burford said 3,000 tickets for Wiesel's April 11 appearance at the MACC were sold in less than three hours this morning. "Those interested should not wait too long," Burford said. The MACC has a capacity of more than 6,000 depending on seating arrangements. Tickets are $50 for preferred seating, $20 for general admission, $15 for group tickets of 10 or more, and $10 for Kent State faculty and staff (one ticket at $10, then additional tickets at the general…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Nobel Peace Prize winner will speak April 11 at 7 p.m. in the MACC
Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel will speak at Kent State University in April as part of the university's Presidential Speaker Series. Wiesel, a Boston University professor, will speak April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Kent State President Lester Lefton said the university is expecting thousands of people from across the region to attend. "Anyone who’s heard Elie Wiesel speak before knows he’s just a profound speaker — a life changer," Lefton said. The author of the world renowned memoir Night wrote the piece about his experiences during World War II and the loss of his family to German death camps. Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania…