Greg Mortenson to speak at Union College

Front cover of Three Cups of Tea.

(updated Monday, Sept. 21)

Overflow seating tickets will be sold at the door for the 7 p.m. presentation by Greg Mortenson. Tickets for the live video feed in Heartland Hall of the College View church are $10 (cash or check only at the door). Doors open at 6 p.m.

On September 22, Union College presents speaker Greg Mortenson, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Three Cups of Tea. Since 1993, Mortenson has devoted his life to establishing education and literacy programs in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and he serves as executive director of Central Asia Institute, a nonprofit organization.

In January of 2009, the Congress of the United States nominated Mortenson for the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointed by the Storting, Norway's parliament.

Mortenson will appear at College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 4801 Prescott Avenue. The event begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6.

General admission tickets have sold out; however, overflow seating is available to watch a live video stream in an adjacent room. To purchase overflow tickets, visit the event listing on the Rock Pile alumni community: Overflow tickets and Three Cups of Tea also are available for purchase at the Union College bookstore, located in the lower level of the Don Love Building. Overflow tickets are $10 each.

Union College students, faculty and staff should note the evening lecture will be similar to an event with Mortenson earlier in the day for which they do not need tickets. 

For questions or tickets via phone, please call 402.486.2973 and leave a message. A college representative will attempt to reply within two business days.