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Stephen Hayes to headline Union Forum March 19

Stephen F. Hayes will speak at Union March 19.
Stephen F. Hayes will speak at Union March 19.

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 7, 2013 – Stephen F. Hayes, a senior writer at The Weekly Standard, contributor to FOX News and author, will speak at Union University March 19 as part of the ongoing Union Forum luncheon lecture series.

Hayes has written extensively about national politics, international affairs and the country’s current political leadership. He is the author of two New York Times best sellers: “The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America” and “Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President.”

“Stephen Hayes is well known as a gifted writer and speaker, as well as a thoughtful interpreter of cultural trends in our society,” Union President David S. Dockery said. “I think people across West Tennessee will enjoy the privilege they will have to hear from him. We will look forward to the opportunity to welcome him to the Union campus.”

Hayes is a regular member of the “FOX News All Stars” on “Special Report with Bret Baier,” as well as a frequent panelist on “FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” Before joining FOX, he was part of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television,” which won a Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 elections.

Hayes is a native of Wauwatosa, Wis., and a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He studied public policy at Georgetown University and received his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

For the past 13 years, Union University has hosted some of the nation’s top speakers to address important political, social, business and religious topics. Previous speakers have included Ross Douthat, Scott Rasmussen, Rich Lowry, Robert Novak, Margaret Carlson, Fred Barnes, Clarence Page, David Brooks, Mark Shields, William Kristol, Norah O'Donnell, Stephen Carter, Katty Kay, Kay Coles James, Juan Williams, Robert P. George, Mort Kondracke, Alan Page, Peggy Wehmeyer, Michael Medved and others.

The lead sponsor for this year’s Union Forum is First South Bank. Other sponsors are TLM Associates, West Tennessee Healthcare, The Jackson Sun and Trumbull Labs.

The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Carl Grant Events Center on the Union campus. Tickets are $40 each or $200 for a table of six.

For more information, contact Union’s Office of University Relations at (731) 661-5050 or register online at www.uu.edu/events/unionforum.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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