Tickets to Obama speech claimed, alternate viewing options available

February 01, 2011

The limited allotment of 1,000 tickets made available to Penn State students and employees for admittance to President Barack Obama's speech at Rec Hall have been claimed. Tickets were offered on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon today (Feb. 1). For photos, visit online.

However, several alternatives exist for those on the University Park campus who still wish to view the speech.

Those wishing to watch his remarks live are welcome to go to auxiliary viewing locations with large screen monitors at South Gym in Rec Hall, the HUB-Robeson Center and Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Tickets will not be required at these locations.

In addition, the speech will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network beginning at noon Eastern time on Thursday, Feb. 3.

The president's remarks are expected to focus on the importance of investing in innovation and clean energy for the nation's future and to create jobs and grow the economy.

  • Chen Xiao, a master's student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Program, as he received a ticket to see President Barack Obama's talk. Obama will speak at the Recreation Building on the University Park campus Thursday. For more photos, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Reidar Jensen

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Last Updated March 21, 2011