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Florida Gulf Coast University
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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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FGCU Announces Seating Available for Powell Simulcast in Charlotte County

FORT MYERS, FL - Seating in Alico Arena where General Colin Powell will speak at 6 p.m., Friday, March 23 is full. Free tickets to this event have been given out.

A live feed will be held at The Center for Performing Arts and Education in Charlotte County, 701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda. Tickets for the live feed will be available for the general public beginning Monday, Feb. 12.

Ticket orders are not available via telephone or Internet. Tickets will be available in person at The Center for Performing Arts and Education box office from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional ticket information, contact (941) 505-7469.

The University posts updated information on the University Lecture Series web site,, as it becomes available.

General Powell is the third speaker in FGCU's distinguished University Lecture Series. His message, "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values," focuses on global perspective and provides a foundation for global initiatives and global thinking from within the United States.

The University Lecture Series is an initiative of the Office of the Provost and is coordinated by the University Lecture Series Committee.

Free tickets to the public were made possible through the generous grand sponsorship of Key Private Bank.

The FGCU University Lecture Series expands the world of ideas and creative expression for students and the broader community. By inviting distinguished speakers of national and international acclaim to visit campus and speak on topics that inspire and stimulate dialogue among the community, the University Lecture Series advances the University's mission to serve as the intellectual and cultural center of Southwest Florida.

For more information about the event, media representatives should contact ULS chair Jim Wohlpart, associate dean and professor for the College of Arts and Sciences at (239) 590-7181.

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