Sen. Lugar to speak Saturday on campus

Annual symposium will draw up to 500 students from throughout state 
U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar is expected to focus on foreign policy Saturday when he delivers a keynote address to hundreds of Indiana high school juniors during the 35th annual Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders at UIndy.
The main program takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in Ransburg Auditorium. Between 9:30 and 10 a.m., Indiana’s senior senator will be available to field questions from news media in the west lobby of Esch Hall. 

The morning program will include the senator’s presentation of Congressional Awards to Indiana youth, as well as the announcement of the 2011 Richard G. Lugar Distinguished Student Leadership Award, presented by UIndy’s Lugar Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders. That award, which includes a $500 cash prize, goes this year to Krystal Shirrell, a senior at Brownsburg High School.

After lunch and photo sessions with the senator, the visiting students will spend the afternoon in expert-led small-group discussions about the economy, terrorism, energy security and other pressing public issues.