Former Presidential Candidates Coming to Hays
Fort Hays State University is bringing an exciting new lecture series to Hays. The Keith Sebelius Lecture Series, named for the FHSU
graduate and Kansas First District Congressman, will begin this fall.
The first lecture, set for November 4, at the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center, will actually be a debate between a pair of former presidential candidates on “The Proper Role of Government in a Free Society.” Former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum and Former Governor of Vermont and past chairman of the Democrat National Committee, Howard Dean will offer a bi-partisan look at what we can expect from the next few years of the Obama administration. From the economy to healthcare, Santorum and Dean provide a rousing debate on a wide variety of issues concerning Americans today.
In February, Karl Rove, the iconic political strategist, whose provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time is the featured speaker. Rove the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff will offer insightful analysis and predictions about the heated debates today in Washington, DC, the nation’s political course, and the bigger challenges America faces.
The lectures will be a separate package from the annual Encore Series of events. Vincent Bowhay, Assistant Director Memorial Union–Special Events and Student Activities told Hays Post, “In addition to the lectures, the first 200 patrons contributing $100-$150 to the lecture series will also be invited to attend a luncheon with Howard Dean in November and with Rove in February.