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March 17, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania's junior United States Senator and chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, will speak on the Social Security system and the importance of strengthening the system for future generations.

Hosted by Bucknell University and the Bucknell University Conservatives Club, Santorum's presentation will draw on his expertise as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Planning. His talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, Santorum first served Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress as a representative from 1991 to 1994. The youngest member of the leadership, he is the first Pennsylvanian to hold such a prominent position since the 1970s. Aside from his leadership duties, he serves on the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

"We are pleased and honored to host Senator Santorum and provide the campus and local community the opportunity to learn more about a topic that is of imminent interest to us all, regardless of age or proximity to retirement," said Brian C. Mitchell, president of Bucknell University.

Santorum's presentation will coincide with a luncheon Wednesday, March 23, in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell. The buffet lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. and Santorum's discussion will follow at noon.

Tickets for the event are $7.50, are available to the public at the box office in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts March 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and March 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information and tickets, call 570-577-1000.


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