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Laverne Cox lecture rescheduled for April 7

Laverne Cox lecture rescheduled for April 7

March 26
22:44 2015

Iyana Edouard / Staff Writer

Due to Denton’s inclement winter weather during the majority of the month of February, Laverne Cox’s lecture was rescheduled for April 7.

Curiosity and panic among UNT’s Laverne Cox fans were put at ease when associate director of the UNT board of directors, Phyllis H. Vaughn sent a mass email to students and staff to announce the new date.

“Of course when you have to cancel or reschedule an event it’s a challenge for everyone to readjust their schedules, but our student body was very understanding,” said Fine Arts Series publicist Margarita Venegas.

Union board of the directors assistant director Mark Packer, who is in charge of the entire event, said Cox was actually booked to speak nearly one year ago and the rescheduling process was very challenging due to her tight schedule. Everyone involved in the production and planning of the event had to accommodate the new date, and UNT was fortunately able to do.

“Disrupting this schedule can cause chaos for everyone.  We were lucky in that we were able to contact Laverne Cox before she left for the airport that original date and her agency just rearranged her travel plans,” Packer said. “We are all thrilled to have rescheduled this important event”.

The lecture was originally set for Feb. 24. However, campus was closed including the Coliseum where the event was held. Many students who previously reserved tickets were turning to social media to find out if Cox was still coming. The UNT Facebook page announced she would not shortly after it was also announced campus was closed.

“I was happy [when UNT announced the event was canceled] because I commute and there was no way I was going to be able to go with the icy roads,” said merchandising junior Derren Fuller.

No other changes have been made to the event; the time and place remain the same. Cox will still be speaking at 7 p.m. in the UNT Coliseum. The original tickets can still be used and new ones will not have to be printed or purchased.

Though over 2,800 tickets have already been reserved, seats are still available. Tickets are free for UNT students and available on Non-UNT students still purchase tickets as well. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for UNT faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information visit the UNT Fine Art’s Series Facebook page.

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