UCA Distinguished Lecture To Feature Herm Edwards Feb 12

UCA Public Appearances will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series with an appearance by Herman Edwards, NFL analyst and former coach, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

 Jerry Biebesheimer, director of Public Appearances, said he was excited to have a person of Edwards’ stature for the lecture series.

 “He has used his fame in athletics to try to create a better world,” Biebesheimer said. “He consistently viewed sports not as an end but as a means to accomplish other things as well.”

 Edwards’ lecture is sponsored by 103.7 The Buzz.

 Edwards, a former NFL head coach, now acts as a studio analyst for ESPN and is arguably one of the best-known voices in today’s sports world. He is one of only five coaches in NFL history to take two different teams­, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets, to the playoffs in his first season coaching them. Edwards played professional football from 1977-86, spending his first nine seasons with Philadelphia.

 Edwards is passionate about more than sports: he actively supports the Diabetes Research Institute, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 1985, he founded the Herm Edwards Youth Foundation, an organization that, among other charitable endeavors, raises funds for the Boys and Girls Club in Seaside, Calif. He was named Big Brother of the Year by the Catholic Big Brothers for Boys and Girls in New York.

 Tickets, available at the UCA Ticket Central Box Office, are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children, $5 for UCA faculty and staff, and free for UCA students with a current student I.D. (limit of two tickets). For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.

 For more information, contact Biebesheimer at (501) 450-3682 or [email protected]