U of M president to deliver annual State of the University address

March 2, 2016

What: State of the University address

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 1 - 2 p.m.

Where: Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

Media Note: President Kaler will have limited availability prior to the address from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, but not afterwards (due to scheduling). Media are invited to attend in person or view the address via live stream. Media attending in person are asked to RSVP via email at unews@umn.edu or phone, 612-624-5551, by 10 a.m., March 3. An embargoed copy of the remarks will be made available by request the morning of March 3.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will reflect on his first five years in office, and outline his priorities for the upcoming year during his fifth State of the University address. The program will occur on Thursday, March 3 from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

This year’s address will touch on achievements during the last five years and the challenges ahead, including human participant research, diversity and inclusion, and tuition/financial aid philosophy.

There will be a moderated question-and-answer period following the address. Faculty, staff and students may submit questions in advance. During the address, questions can be posed via Twitter (#UMNsotu) or in person.

The following sites at U of M campuses across the state will host watch parties of the event and have an opportunity for questions as well:

  • 101 Dowell Hall, 2900 University Ave., University of Minnesota Crookston
  • 173 Kirby Plaza, 1208 Kirby Dr., University of Minnesota Duluth
  • 45 Humanities Fine Arts Building, University of Minnesota Morris
  • 398 University Square, University of Minnesota Rochester

Visit the 2016 State of the University website for more information, including submitting a question in advance or accessing the livestream.

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