An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou

Friday, March 10, 2006

What: UNT's Division of Equity & Diversity presents "An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou"

When: 7:00 p.m. September 14 (Thursday); tickets go on sale March 20 (Monday)

Where: UNT Coliseum, southeast corner of North Texas Boulevard and Highland Street

Cost: $50 for floor seating; $25 for the general public; $12.50 for UNT faculty and staff, children 12 and under, senior citizens, and non-UNT students with identification. The first 1,000 UNT students with identification will be able to get two free tickets.

Contact: (940) 565-2456

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Tickets go on sale March 20 (Monday) for the visit of author/actress/educator/activist Dr. Maya Angelou at the University of North Texas. "An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou" takes place at the UNT Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. on September 14 (Thursday).

Angelou is the author of more than a dozen best-selling books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and A Song Flung up to Heaven. In January 1993 at the inaugural ceremony for President Bill Clinton, Angelou became only the second poet in U.S. history to write and recite an original work at a presidential inauguration. She has been nominated for Emmy and Tony Awards, and is also a lifetime Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Tickets can be purchased at the UNT University Union Information Center, level 3, one block west of Welch and West Prairie Streets. They are $50 for floor seating; $25 for the general public; $12.50 for UNT faculty and staff, children 12 and under, senior citizens, and non-UNT students with identification. The first 1,000 UNT students with identification will be able to get two free tickets.

"An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou" is presented by UNT's Division of Equity and Diversity. The event is supported by WFAA-TV8, The Dallas Morning News, and American Airlines/American Eagle. For more information, call Dr. Dan Emenheiser with UNT's Division of Equity and Diversity, (940) 565-2456. The University of North Texas will be closed March 11-March 19 for Spring Break.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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