President Obama To Speak at Capital University Tuesday

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Friday, August 17, 2012

President Barack Obama is expected to speak at a grassroots event held at Capital University on Tuesday, August 21.

The event, organized by Obama for America, will be held in the Saylor-Ackermann quad between 10 am and 3 pm. Doors will open at 10, and President Obama is expected to speak at approximately 1 pm.

"Ours is a community that celebrates free inquiry, critical thinking, civic engagement, and the free exchange of ideas,” Capital President Denvy A. Bowman said. “It is no coincidence that, in upholding these principles, Capital once again finds itself in the honorable position of serving as the stage for this important discourse, which shapes the future of our nation and our world.”

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Those without tickets will not be admitted. Tickets will be available beginning at 11 am Saturday, August 18, at the following OFA-OH locations:

OFA-OH Whitehall Office Field Office
3741 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43213

OFA-OH Eastside Office Field Office
1005 E. Long St
Columbus, OH 43203

OFA-OH Beechcroft Field Office
1973 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229

To inquire about tickets, please call 614-371-4008. This will be a standing event; no seating will be provided.

Pleasant Ridge Avenue will be closed between Main and Mound streets from 6 am to 4 pm Tuesday to secure the area and to accommodate media satellite trucks. The Mound Street loop between Saylor-Ackermann Hall and Lohman Complex on Capital's campus also will be closed.

There will be one point of entry for the event. Metal detectors will be installed, and potentially dangerous items, such as nail clippers, pocketknives and other sharp items, and liquids such as creams and antibacterial gel will be taken. 

Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.  

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