JACKSON, Tenn. – July 12, 2010– National Review editor Rich Lowry will speak at Union University Sept. 29 as part of the ongoing Union Forum luncheon lecture series.
Lowry, a syndicated columnist and a commentator for Fox News Channel, has written for such publications as The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest and others.
Lowry joined National Review in 1992 after finishing second in a National Review young writers contest. He went on to become articles editor for the magazine before moving to Washington to cover Congress in the summer of 1994, and then becoming editor.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Lowry was active on campus as the editor of a conservative monthly magazine called the Virginia Advocate. Following graduation, he went to work as a research assistant for Charles Krauthammer.
“Rich Lowry will provide for the Union Forum audience an informed, articulate and well-reasoned commentary on the important cultural and political issues of our day,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “We look forward to welcoming him to the Union campus.”
For the past 11 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 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.
Tickets are $40 each, or $200 for a table of six. A table for the Sept. 29 luncheon and a spring luncheon, with details to be announced in the near future, is $375.
Sponsors for this year’s Union Forum are First South Bank, TLM Associates, West Tennessee Healthcare, The Jackson Sun and Trumbull Laboratories LLC.
For more information, contact Union’s Office of University Relations at (731) 661-5050 or register online at www.uu.edu/events/unionforum/registration/.