Media advisory prepared by: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-1543, ebarcomb@k-state.edu

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Media advisory for Landon Lecture with Alan K. Simpson

LECTURER: The Landon Lecture by Alan K. Simpson, a former U.S. senator and Washington insider, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium. His lecture will be "The Moment of Truth: Confronting Issues in America."

NEWS MEDIA PARKING: Free parking is available to news media by using a K-State media parking pass, which allows parking in any nonreserved or nonhandicap student or faculty/staff space in K-State's parking lots. Please note that parking without a pass in a reserved or handicap space can result in a parking fine or the wheel-locking or towing of your vehicle. If you do not have a media parking pass, please contact news/editorial services at media@k-state.edu or 785-532-2535 several days in advance of the lecture to arrange for one. Other parking options include the K-State parking garage, 17th Street and Anderson Ave., where parking is $1.50 an hour on a space-available basis. A one-day visitor parking pass also can be purchased for $4 at the drive-up teller window on the west side of the parking garage. The pass allows for the same outdoor parking as with a media parking pass. Please allow ample time for parking.

NEWS MEDIA SEATING: Reserved seats for print media will be in the first few rows of the auditorium. A portion of the last row of McCain will be set aside for electronic media, where an audio distribution box will be available. If you plan to attend please email vpcm@k-state.edu or call 785-532-2535 to reserve a seat.

CREDENTIALS: Although credentials are not required for the lectures, please bring your media identification with you in case it becomes necessary.

SATELLITE FEED: There will be NO satellite feed of video and sound bites from the lectures.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Simpson will be available to the media for 15 minutes following the lecture. After the audience has left the auditorium, media may convene in the front rows, and Simpson will return to the lectern.