University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

World Trade Center attack survivor to speak at values and ethics lectureship March 25

Michael Hingson, a blind man who survived the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, will be the featured speaker Monday, March 25, at the first “Lectureship in Values and Ethics Series,” an event sponsored by the Delta Gamma sorority.

The lecture will start at 7 p.m., and will take place at the Memorial Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.

Hingson is an international speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero.

In 2011, the Alpha Theta chapter of Delta Gamma established the Delta Gamma Foundation/Everson Family Lectureship in Values and Ethics. The chapter is one of only 18 Delta Gamma collegiate chapters in the United States to sponsor this Lectureship. A lead gift to establish this lecture series was given by Jacque Geving Everson of Houston, Texas, a 1966 graduate of UND. Numerous other alumnae have contributed to the ectureship endowment, which is managed through the Alumni Association and Foundation.

“We hope to annually bring together students, faculty, alumnae and the Grand Forks community to engage in conversation about leadership, diversity and the power of human relationships,” said alumna Stacey Dahl, who chairs the local planning committee of alumnae and collegiate Delta Gamma members.

Following his presentation, Hingson and his guide dog will be available to meet the public and sign his book. More information about the lecture is available at

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777.5529,

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