Austin College to Host Lecture by Greg Mortenson at Eisemann Center

Greg MortensonOnly a few days remain to purchase tickets for an Austin College-hosted lecture by Greg Mortenson, the 2009 Austin College Posey Leadership Award recipient. Mortenson will speak at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.

Mr. Mortenson will expand on his 2009 Posey Leadership Award lecture, “Promoting Peace Through Education,” by addressing his continuing efforts to establish schools in volatile regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. His lectures also will draw from the experiences detailed in his forthcoming book, Stones Into Schools, scheduled for release in late 2009.

The 2010 Austin College Posey Leadership Award will be presented to microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.  Ticket prices begin at $50 and are available online.

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges that Change Lives.