Michigan Tech News

Summer Reading Author to Give Talks Wednesday


By Jennifer Donovan


Last Modified 3:34 PM, July 20, 2009

August 26, 2008—

Greg Mortenson, the author of the New York Times bestseller "Three Cups of Tea," will present a talk and a question-and-answer session Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Room 641 of the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building.

Mortenson's book, about his quest to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, is the Summer Reading selection for the University's incoming students, who arrive this weekend for orientation.

He will discuss his book from 11 a.m. to noon in a talk geared toward first-year students from Finlandia University, in Hancock, and students from the Conserve School, a private high school in Land o' Lakes, Wis. Both schools have also selected the book for their summer reading programs.

In a 1:30 p.m. presentation aimed at educators from Michigan Tech and the local community, Mortenson will respond to questions from the audience.

Both events are free and open to the public. Mortenson’s visit to Michigan Tech is funded by a donation from David Brule, CEO of Northern Star Industries Inc. of Iron Mountain and a member of the University’s Board of Control.Br

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