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Purdue University North Central announces Sinai Forum 60th Anniversary Season

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The Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will celebrate its 60th season this year, presenting six renowned speakers who will inform, educate and entertain listeners.

“This is a special year for The Forum as we celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “Since its inception, The Forum has presented noted speakers to explore compelling contemporary issues of the day, providing audience members with a unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and to pose face-to-face questions. This audience exchange has led to amazing discussions between the speakers and audience members. This experience cannot be duplicated elsewhere.”

Three of this season’s programs will be presented at Elston Middle School, 317 Detroit St., in Michigan City and three at Michigan City High School, 8466 W Pahs Road. Also, three will begin at 3 p.m. and three will begin at 7 p.m., central time. Please be sure to note the time and location of each separate presentation.

The 60th Forum season will feature

* the former White House press secretary and Obama administration’s senior advisor, Robert Gibbs on Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at MCHS;

* the creator of “Siri” and Michigan City native, Dag Kittlaus on Sept. 29, 3 p.m. at EMS;

* Pulitzer Prize winning FOX and PBS political analyst, Charles Krauthammer on Oct. 13, 3 p.m. at MCHS;

* the historian to the Senate for 34 years, Richard A. Baker on Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at EMS;

* “Prairie Home Companion’s” Garrison Keillor on Nov. 17, 7 p.m., at MCHS;

* and cancer specialist/radiologist, Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. on Dec. 8, 3 p.m., at EMS.

Season subscription tickets are $75 for regular tickets and $150 for patron tickets. Any student with a valid ID will be admitted free. Subscribers and others purchasing tickets are encouraged to purchase season tickets early, due to the big lineup for the 60th anniversary.

Those purchasing patron tickets will have an opportunity to meet some of the speakers at a private reception and will be seated in the reserved seating area of the auditorium.

The 2013 Forum season is sponsored by the Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Hospitals, including Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City and Crown Point, Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Hammond and Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster and the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County.

Tickets can be purchased in person with cash or check at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., LaPorte; The PNC Advancement Office on the PNC Westville Campus and at PNC - Porter County Undergraduate Center, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso. Tickets can be purchased via credit card at Students presenting a valid student I.D. at the door will be admitted free of charge.

Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at



Posted 8/6/2013