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Sen. Richard Shelby

By WVUA 23 Web Writer Gracie Dover

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will visit the University of Alabama for an open question-and-answer session as part of UA’s Blount Speaker Series, the University announced Tuesday.

The event will take place on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Sellers Auditorium at the Bryant Conference Center.

Deborah Keene, assistant professor in the department of geological sciences and senior fellow of the Blount Scholars program, stated that an election year is the ideal time for students to learn about their government.

“This is a great opportunity to ask a senator anything you want to know about government or our district in particular,” Keene said.

Students and attendees will be able to write down questions upon arrival. Shelby will answer as many questions as time allows.

“We feel lucky to have Sen. Shelby come and interact with our community during a time which is so busy for him,” Keene said. “We hope that the students and the community take advantage of this opportunity to interact with their senator.”

The Blount Scholars Program is part of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state.

While the event is free and open to the public, tickets are required and can be reserved at

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