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Ed Begley, Jr. is Featured Speaker for UCM's Earth Week 2010

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WARRENSBURG, MO (April 16, 2010) – UCM will host an evening with actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Hendricks Hall.  Begley’s presentation is the highlight of UCM’s Earth Week 2010 celebration, “Change your behavior, Change our world.”  This event is free and open to the public. 

Biologist Jeff Corwin was originally scheduled to speak, but is unable to attend. Begley has agreed to provide his insight into applying sustainability practices to everyday life.

Ed. Begley, Jr.
Ed Begley, Jr.

Begley, an actor and environmentalist, will lecture about his sustainable living practices and the importance of taking personal responsibility for the environment. In his lecture, Living Like Ed, Begley will also share the day-to-day realities of “living green” with his not-so-environmentalist wife.

Begley first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Victor Ehrlich on the hit television series St. Elsewhere.  He has also appeared in Batman Forever, The Inlaw, Pineapple Express, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, The West Wing, and CSI:  Miami. Currently, Begley is the co-star of the hit Planet Green series Living with Ed.  He is also active in numerous environmental organizations and has earned both praise and awards for his involvement.

A book signing is planned after Begley’s presentation. His book may be purchased at the UCM University Store in Elliott Union or at the event. Begley also plans to lecture to students from the Warrensburg School District.

All those planning to attend the presentation must obtain a free ticket.  Tickets may be picked up at the Performing Arts box office, Administration 100 or reserve by phone at 660-543-8888.  Tickets will be available to UCM students, faculty, and staff Tuesday, April 13 (I.D. must be presented) and to the public beginning Thursday, April 15.  Tickets must be picked up by 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 or they will be released.  Limit two tickets per person.  Any unused tickets may be returned for redistribution.

Earth Week 2010 t is sponsored by Trane; S&S Engineering, Inc.; Broadway Electrical Construction, Inc.; Rand Construction Company; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Griffith Engineering, Inc