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President Kaler to Give 2014 State of the U Address

Posted by Jenna Ray on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will outline his priorities and agenda for the upcoming year in his third State of the University address on Thursday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m. on the Twin Cities campus. The address will be broadcast live on the Morris campus in Humanities Fine Arts Studio A.

This year's address will touch on numerous themes, including the direction and progress of the university's strategic planning process the many goals accomplished throughout the past year and the renewed partnership with the city of Minneapolis, especially visible in the collaboration surrounding on and off-campus safety initiatives.

There will be a moderated question-and-answer period following the address. Faculty, staff, and students may submit questions in advance.

President Kaler will also accept questions during the event via Twitter (using the hashtag #UMNsotu) and note cards submitted by on-site attendees at Coffman Theater, in addition to his website. Faculty Consultative Committee Chair Will Durfee will moderate the Q&A.

The media is welcome to attend and record the speech and Q&A session.

For those unable to attend, the event will also be streamed live on the president’s website.