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FORMER CHAIR OF JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF                                                                                             

Image: Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Western Carolina University Chancellor's Speaker Series will resume in the fall semester as Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visits campus in September for a conversation with Western students and an evening presentation open to the general public.

Tickets for evening program will be available starting Monday, Aug. 21. Admission is free of charge, but there is a limit of four tickets per person.

Myers, who served as the nation's 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be on campus Monday, Sept. 18, for an informal discussion with students, followed by the public address “World War ‘X': What's At Stake in the Global War on Terror” at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The speaker series is designed to bring significant national and international leaders to campus to discuss major issues of the day, and to provide Western students with an opportunity to interact with some of the people who shape and influence the world. Past speakers have included former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, vice presidential candidate John Edwards, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Polish leader Lech Walesa and actor Danny Glover.

Former principal military adviser to President George W. Bush, Myers was the nation's highest-ranking military officer from 2001 until 2005, a period of unprecedented global unrest. He led American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, and guided the U.S. military's response to the massive domestic and international relief efforts following the Asian tsunami in December 2004 and Hurricane Katrina last year.

To reserve a seat or for more information, contact the Fine and Performing Arts Center box office at (828) 227-2479 beginning Aug. 21. Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m.

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