An exciting opportunity is coming to Stevenson University for anyone interested in traveling.
On Feb. 27, the Baltimore Speaker Series will host Rick Steves, the famous author, television host and European travel guide, at the Meyerhoff at 8 p.m. In addition, Steves will make an appearance on campus that same day at 11:45 a.m. in the Rockland banquet room. All are invited to attend, and light refreshments will be served.
According to the Baltimore Speaker Series website, Steves has hosted over 100 travel shows, hosts a weekly public radio program and has published over 50 books about travel. He also works as a newspaper columnist with Tribune Media Services and is often invited to speak about European travel on television, radio and online. Steves champions the use of travel to broaden perspectives to find how America can better fit into the world.
The event with Steves is part of a broader series of events, known as the Baltimore Speaker Series. Once a month, Cambridge University brings a new speaker to five colleges and universities, including Stevenson University.
Sue Kenney, vice president and chief of staff at Stevenson University, commends Steves’ visit and others like it “as an opportunity to meet some of the most fascinating people in the world” in your own neighborhood. After hearing the speakers’ talk, attendees will have the chance to meet them in person during the campus visit.
“When else are you going to get to shake their hand and say hello?” Kenney asked. “These are people you’ll probably never see again in person. You can learn something from each and every one of them.”
This is Stevenson’s 12th year hosting the Baltimore Speaker Series, which began when the institution was still known as Villa Julie College, and it continues to be an important part of Stevenson University’s identity. By hosting the Baltimore Speaker Series, Stevenson is associated with famous names that attract interested prospective students and donors across the country.
As for the Baltimore Speakers Series event with Rick Steves, Kenney said it’s very exciting because everybody loves to travel, and Steves can convey some tips for traveling at a price students can afford.
“I hope students begin to take more advantage of [these visits],” said Kenney, who believes Steves will have fascinating stories to tell and great advice on how to travel on a budget.
Tickets are sold by subscription to the entire series only and all tickets for the 2017-2018 season are currently sold out, but there are a few tickets for the Meyerhoff event floating around campus for interested students. Students interested in more details about the Baltimore Speaker Series can contact the President’s Office staff members, or email Kenney directly through campus email.