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Pulitzer-Prize winning writer to speak at UWRF

Published April 11th, 2014

Bob Woodward, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and non-fiction writer, will be the keynote speaker for the UWRF Third Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner to be held on campus Friday, May 2.

Community members and university supporters are invited to attend the Scholarship Benefit Dinner. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. in the University Center with a buffet dinner followed by a program and keynote address by Woodward at 7 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at www.uwrf.edu/risingtodistinction or by calling 715-425-3505.

Woodward is currently serving as assistant managing editor of the Washington Post where he has worked since 1971. Throughout his 40-plus year career with the Washington Post, Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award, including the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in 1973 and a second Pulitzer for his work as lead reporter on the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“UWRF is thrilled and humbled that Mr. Woodward is willing to visit our campus to help raise funds for our students,” said Chris Mueller, assistant chancellor of University Advancement and president of UWRF Foundation. “The Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner has indeed become a signature event for the university.”

The first two Scholarship Benefits raised more than $375,000 in scholarships for UWRF students. In 2013-14, the UWRF Foundation awarded more than $777,000 in scholarships, the third highest among the thirteen universities in the UW System.

“The support of our alumni and friends for our Rising to Distinction campaign and events such as the Scholarship Benefit Dinner has been overwhelming,” said Chancellor Dean Van Galen. “I cannot begin to express my gratitude, as I see what a significant and perpetual impact our dedicated supporters have on our students.”

For more information on the Scholarship Benefit Dinner, contact Katie Koets in University Advancement at katie.koets@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3545.

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