The 25th annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues will feature Chris Wallace, award-winning veteran journalist and broadcast host, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Looney Complex Arena on the campus of Missouri Western State University. His topic is “A View from Washington.” The Convocation is free and open to the public.
Limited seating is still available for the Convocation Luncheon featuring a moderated question-and-answer session with Wallace. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 13 in the Fulkerson Center. Cost is $40 per person, and reservations can be made at missouriwestern.edu/convocation by Nov. 2.
Currently the host of “FOX News Sunday,” Wallace previously reported from the ABC News desk as a senior correspondent for “Primetime” and “20/20,” and as an anchor on the longest-running show on television, NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” in his long career. The author of the best-seller, “Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage,” Wallace has won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmys, the Peabody Award and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award. In 2016, Wallace earned praise from fellow journalists and political operatives on both sides of the aisle for his sterling performance moderating the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Missouri Western inaugurated the R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues program in 1993. The Convocation is held in honor of R. Dan Boulware, former president of the Board of Regents, who was instrumental in the program’s founding and remains actively involved.
Previous Convocation speakers include: Bill Bradley, Douglas Brinkley, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Sam Donaldson, Steve Forbes, Thomas Friedman, David Gergen, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Newt Gingrich, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Martin Luther King III, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Jerry Linenger, David McCullough, Joseph Nye, T. Boone Pickens, Colin Powell, Tom Ridge, Cokie Roberts, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Daniel Schorr, Patricia Schroeder, J. C. Watts and Bob Woodward.
For questions, call 816-271-5670.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.