Jan. 23, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Actor, writer, teacher and game show host Ben Stein will give the talk, "Win Ben Stein's Insight," Monday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is open to the public without charge, is sponsored by the Bucknell University Conservatives Club, the Bucknell Student Government appropriations committee, the Donnelley Family, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and Young America's Foundation.

Stein, who appeared in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and several television commercials, also hosted the game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money." He is a celebrity judge on CBS's "Star Search."

Outside the entertainment arena, Stein served as an adviser and speechwriter to former presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. An economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of International and Regional Economics, he also taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Pepperdine University.

He is the author of 16 books as well as articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The American Spectator and numerous other publications.

Stein will sign copies of his books from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the Bucknell Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center. He also will be available to meet with members of the public in the Weis Center lobby immediately following his talk.

"We're absolutely thrilled that Ben Stein is coming to campus," said Bucknell junior Charles Mitchell, president of the Bucknell Conservatives Club. "His speech will be fun and informative for everyone, regardless of politics."

The doors will open to persons holding a Bucknell ID at 6:15 p.m. and to the general public at 6:45 p.m.

For information regarding the availability of services for persons with disabilities at this event, call 577-3700.

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