Sen. George McGovern Inaugurates Horning Lecture Series
Sen. George McGovern, former U.S. congressman and internationally recognized figure in American politics and government, will serve as inaugural speaker at Creighton University’s Ross Horning Lecture Series on April 11, at 7 p.m., on the mainstage of Creighton’s Lied Education Center for the Arts.
The newly-named lecture series honors Horning, who was a professor in the history department for more than 40 years and who was noted for his passion for education, students and a mentor to all.
“It is a compliment to Ross’ impact on this community that Sen, McGovern has agreed to speak. Although a quintessential historian, Ross was passionate about life, enjoyed dialogue, discussion, debate and had a breadth of interests and involvements,” said Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel, chair of the history department.
McGovern, a prolific author and lecturer, will speak on “America and the Road Ahead.” The talk will focus on priorities of the nation at home and abroad. He has lectured at more than 1,000 colleges and universities around the world and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, in August 2000. McGovern and Horning knew each other through family connections, and McGovern expressed ”genuine enthusiasm in honoring Ross in this way.”
The Creighton lecture is free and open to the public.