Arcadia University Hosts Wes Moore, Author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Oct. 11

Moore's Book Was Selected as Summer Reading for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Glenside, PA –Sept. 5, 2012Arcadia University is pleased to host a lecture with Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore (Speigel & Grau 2010) on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Kuch Center Gym. Moore’s lecture, “One Name, Two Fates: The Consequences of Personal Responsibility,” is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and members of the community. A book signing will follow the lecture. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.

Can you imagine a different version of yourself—a person similar to you in age, family background and upbringing, but facing a very different future? Rather than standing on the brink of an empowering and transformative college career, and a bright future beyond, this other person will serve a life sentence in prison.

For Wes Moore, this situation is not an imaginary one. Wes is an American success story. Born to a poor family in inner-city Baltimore, he went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated military veteran and successful business leader. But one day in late 2000, he learned of the “the other Wes Moore”—a boy of the same age, who grew up just blocks from him in Baltimore, with the same exact name. The other Wes Moore was a convicted murderer. So Wes asked himself these questions. His book documents his search for answers.

Moore has been featured on Meet the Press, CBS Sunday Morning, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR and WHYY’s Radio Times and other media outlets, including People MagazineThe New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Follow Wes on Twitter (@wesmoore1) and on Facebook (facebook.com/TheOtherWesMoore).

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)