Stephen Colbert is appearing at his wife’s Aluma Mater, the University of Virginia, to offer the Valedictorian Speech. It is being live webcast if you would like to attend from afar. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (US-EST). It appears from the University of Virginia site, that the Valedictory Exercises have been moved to John Paul Jones Arena due to inclement weather.
NEW YORK – Today President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced the program and featured participants for the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to be held at Washington University in St. Louis April 5-7. CGI U will bring together more than 1,000 college students with innovators, thought leaders, and civically engaged celebrities to make Commitments to Action to address the most pressing challenges facing their campuses and communities in areas such as education, environment and climate change, human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.
More than $400,000 in funding will be available for students to carry out their commitments made at CGI U, primarily through the newly established CGI University Network of 33 colleges and universities that have committed to support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student innovators and entrepreneurs from their respective schools.
Full Press Release: Clinton Global Initiative .
Stephen Colbert will partake in the ‘Closing Conversation’ with Bill Clinton at the ‘Closing Plenary Session’ on Saturday, April 6th from 3:30 – 4:30PM.
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Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is the surprise guest at this year’s House Democratic retreat, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra told members on Thursday according to a source.
Colbert was invited by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, her office confirmed. While Pelosi has been interviewed by Colbert on his show, ‘The Colbert Report,’ in the past, this time she will conduct a question and answer session in front of an audience of Democratic members.
Colbert’s character on his show is a conservative pundit.
“We assume this is Stephen Colbert’s attempt at bipartisanship,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill.
The appearance is closed to members of the press.
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I would like to invite you to a special event that I am sponsoring for my sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s congressional campaign. I am so proud of her desire to serve the people of our home state of South Carolina.
Lulu and I have been through a lot together, and I know she is a bright, competent, caring woman who will work hard on behalf of all the citizens of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. This is an open seat due to the former Republican Congressman’s appointment to the U.S. Senate. There are three Democrats and sixteen Republicans running in the Primary, including former Governor and renowned hike-lover Mark Sanford. Our chances look good.
It is rare for me to take an active role in anyone’s political ambitions other than my own. But this is different – beyond a brother’s love, I truly believe Lulu is the best candidate to represent my beloved Lowcountry in the United States Congress.
Details on the event and Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s bio can be found below. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you on February 22nd.
Event: ‘A Special Evening with Stephen Colbert’ (New York)
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Venue: At the Home of Lili Lynton and Michael Ryan 33 W. 81st Street, New York, NY
Time: 6:00PM Private Reception with Photos and 6:30PM General Reception
Tickets: $1000 – $5200
Event: ‘A Special Evening with Stephen Colbert’ (South Carolina)
Date: Friday, February 23, 2013
Venue: The Alley 131 Columbus Street, Charleston, South Carolina
Time: 3:00PM Private Reception with Photos and 4:00 – 6:00PM General Reception and Bowling
Tickets: $250 – $5200
“I could not be happier to be here tonight to honor Deanna London, after giving 25 years of everything she could, anything for the food pantry,” said Stephen Colbert, standing atop a step ladder tonight as he toasted London, outgoing executive director of Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry. “But what those years meant to members of the community
Deanna London, right, reads her list of 10 things she’s learned in her 25 with Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry at her retirement party/fundraiser and gets appreciative chuckles from hosts Tracy Higgins and Jim Leitner, and special guest Stephan Colbert, Friday night, Feb. 1, 2013.
Colbert, his wife, Evie, and some 150 guests bid London adieu at the Stonebridge Road home of Tracy Higgins and Jim Leitner. London was honored at what was also the pantry’s first fundraiser in its 30-year history. About $50,000 was raised, including a matching gift from an anonymous donor.
“The Food Pantry is an ongoing opportunity for everyone in the community to give of themselves,” Colbert said, “and to help other people and that is a gift to yourself that people often forget and often deny themselves, but is just as vital, just as essential, just as nourishing as bread.”
Comedian Stephen Colbert will be dropping by the University of Pittsburgh January 18, the reward for four engineering grad students who cracked the ridiculously difficult “Colbert Super PAC Super Fun Pack” puzzle last year.
“We were used to the frustration of solving puzzles,” said Daniel Stough, a Penn Hills native who recently acquired his masters degree.
The others solving the treasure hunt puzzle, which led them to a field in Illinois, were Justine Buchman of Saylorburg, Pa.; Daniela Aizpitarte of Eagle, Idaho; and Benjamin Zaczek of Higganum, Conn.
The appearance by the star of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” is not open to the public, although Pitt students and faculty with valid university I.D. will have the chance at 10 a.m. today to queue for tickets. Doors open an hour in advance of the 2 p.m. event next Friday at the Carnegie Music Hall.
Source: Post Gazette.