Tickets are available for Ford’s visit

Tickets are available for Ford's visit Tickets are available for the 8 p.m. lecture by former U.S. President Gerald Ford who will keynote the second annual W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 8 at The University of South Dakota's DakotaDome.

General admission tickets are $6 and reserved seat admission in $8 (available in limited quantities) and may be purchased through the Enrollment Center of Statewide Educational Services (SWES) at 1-800-233-7937. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster at its web site (, or by telephone: Sioux Falls, 605-334-8181; or Sioux City, 712-252-3434. Tickets can be purchased by credit card, check or cash.

A block of tickets has been purchased by the USD Student Program Council and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to students with current USD IDs (only one ticket per ID). Once these tickets are distribute. USD students with current IDs can purchase discounted tickets for $3 through the Enrollment Center of SWES and the Coyote Student Center.

Ford, the 38th president, will deliver a speech titled, "The President as Leader: Problems in Contemporary Presidential-Congressional Relations." His speech will be co-sponsored by the Farber Center, the USD School of Business, the Burke-Bankwest Lecture Series and the USD Program Council.

President Ford's long and distinguished career includes a myriad of accomplishments in military service and politics. His unique footnote in history is that of the man who ascended to the presidency of the most powerful nation on earth in 1974 following Watergate and the resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Richard M. Nixon. Retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell was the keynote speaker at the First Annual W.O. Farber Center Conference in April 1998.

For more information, contact: Professor Richardson, (605) 677-5701 or Cheryl Hovorka, (605) 677-5702 or email or go to the web site:

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