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Sebelius Lecture Series brings big names

Karl Rove

Karl Rove

By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT
Hays Post

The Keith Sebelius Lecture Series brings another prominent name in national politics to Fort Hays State University next month.

Karl Rove will provide insight on the current state of politics in the United State as well as share his experiences in the political arena that covers more than twenty years.

Rove is often considered “The Architect” of President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 Presidential Campaigns. Rove also served as a senior adviser to the president from 2000 to 2007 and was deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007.

Vincent Bowhay, assistant director of the Memorial Union, said Rove was a part of an administration that saw dramatic changes in the country.

“As deputy White House chief of staff during events like 9/11, during the beginning wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, he had firsthand experience in a White House that was ultimately changing America for the decade and the foreseeable future.”

Currently Rove serves as a political pundit for Fox News and he also writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

The lecture series opened in November with a debate featuring Rick Santorum and Howard Dean, and Bowhay said they had a great turnout for the debate.

“I think people went there not knowing what to expect, from not having something of that caliber here at Fort Hays State but leaving there very satisfied that they had approached a lot of the issues,” Bowhay said.

The Karl Rove presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, contact Fort Hays State University.

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