Michael Medved Next In Maryville University Speakers Series


With the Academy Awards held earlier this week, a lecture by a film critic is especially timely. And film critic is just one of many titles held by Michael Medved, the next speaker in the 2006-07 Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series. Medved will deliver his remarks at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1, at Powell Symphony Hall.

Medved was the 12 year co-host of PBS’s “Sneak Preview” and formerly served as film critic for CNN and the New York Post. His nationally syndicated radio talk-show reaches two million listeners daily in 180+ markets. He has written several books and his Hollywood vs. America received rave reviews from conservatives and liberals alike.

Future speakers in the 2006-07 Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series are:
• Ron Chernow, historical biographer, on March 22, 2007. His most recent work is the book, Alexander Hamilton.
• Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, on April 26, 2007.

Speakers Series tickets are sold by series subscription only. Tickets are not sold to individual lectures. For more information on ordering tickets, call the Powell Symphony Hall at (314) 286-4111 or click on www.stlouisspeakersseries.org.

The 2006-07 season marks the eighth year that Maryville has served as presenting sponsor of the Speakers Series. Through the years, Maryville has brought to St. Louis such luminaries as Margaret Thatcher, Walter Cronkite, Benjamin Netanyahu and John Major. Several of these historic figures also have spoken at Maryville’s campus.

Maryville University assumed sponsorship of the St. Louis Speakers Series in 1999 to provide a forum for leaders on the world stage to engage in meaningful dialogue on the critical issues facing society today. It is part of the University’s commitment to academic excellence and its ongoing efforts to serve as a good community partner.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a private, coeducational institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,300 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers by offering programs that integrate liberal arts with professional studies.

Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.