posted February 26, 2008

Actor and Environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. to Speak

Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. will present the address "Live Simply So That Others May Simply Live" on Tuesday, March 11, at 8 p.m. at Hope College in Dimnent Memorial Chapel through the Student Congress Speaker Series.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Begley has been nominated for his work on "St. Elsewhere," and has also appeared on TV shows such as "Charlie's Angels," "The Simpsons," "7th Heaven," "Arrested Development," "Veronica Mars" and "Six Feet Under," and for the past year he has been the host of his own reality TV show, "Living With Ed."

The Student Congress Speaker Series is planned and executed by student leaders elected as representatives of the student body. The series aims to supplement Hope's liberal arts curriculum with relevant, informative speakers of interest to students and community members.

The series debuted with author Alex Haley on Jan. 30, 1992. Others featured through the years have included actor Danny Glover and actor/director Felix Justice; comedian and talk show host Bertice Berry; author James Malinchak; former principal Joe Clark, inspiration for the film "Lean on Me"; attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on environmental issues; writer Maya Angelou; author Jack Thompson, a leading anti-entertainment industry litigator; author David Kushner; presidential speech writer and lawyer Ben Stein; peace activist Arun Gandhi; Robert Bullard, an expert on environmental justice and environmental racism; Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt; and, last year, Paul Solman, a noted expert on domestic and international economics.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.