Tickets to three major Elon University events on the 2016 Cultural Calendar will be up for sale within the next two weeks.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and journalist Bob Woodward, who is widely known for his investigative reports on the Watergate scandal, will headline Fall Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in Alumni Gym.
Vint Cerf, often referred to as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," will discuss how everyday devices communicate with each other. He will also talk about security and privacy issues posed in a connected world. The event is scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in McCrary Theatre.
One event that has sparked some debate on Elon's campus is the visit from Washington Post conservative-leaning columnist Kathleen Parker. Parker will address politics, culture and contemporary issues through common sense and humor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in McCrary Theatre.
After Elon announced in May that Parker would deliver the Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture, more than 300 members of the Elon community signed a petition urging the university to reconsider its decision. In response, Elon issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to free speech and the sharing of differing beliefs.
Tickets for Woodward and Cerf will go on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office Thursday, Sept. 8, while seats for Parker will be available Tuesday, Sept. 13. Admission is $13 for the general public but free for those with valid Elon ID. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are subject to change for holidays and dates of major university events.