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President Kaler to give his first State of the University Address, March 1

Media Note: Media planning to cover the address, must please RSVP to

Contacts: Jeff Falk, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720

February 22, 2012

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will give his first State of the University Address at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

The speech, “Balances,” will outline Kaler’s vision and priorities for Minnesota’s land-grant public research university, expanding on his signature themes of driving excellence in and access to the U’s teaching, research and community engagement. Particular priorities Kaler plans to address include his efforts to push for the state's reinvestment in higher education, stemming the rise in tuition and student debt and improving the university’s operational excellence.

A question and answer session will follow the speech.

The address can be viewed online at Interactive broadcasts will also be shown at the following sites:
•    101 Dowell Hall, 2900 University Ave., University of Minnesota, Crookston
•    173 Kirby Plaza, 1208 Kirby Dr., University of Minnesota, Duluth
•    Studio A, Humanities Fine Arts Building, University of Minnesota, Morris
•    419 University Square, 111 Broadway Ave. S., University of Minnesota, Rochester
•    Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton

Kaler’s term as the university’s 16th president began on July 1, 2011. For more information about Kaler and his priorities, visit

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