Speaker cancels October date

Jessie Hellmann

Adam Ritz’s “Are You Invincible” presentation will not take place on Oct. 19 at the request of the speaker, according to a statement issued by Activities Programming Board (APB) Adviser Kathy Jones.

Jones said Ritz did not say why he cancelled his presentation, and Jones said she doesn’t know if the presentation is indefinitely cancelled or postponed until a later date.

“The Activities Programming Board is disappointed with this news and feels that the event would have brought a different perspective on campus programming on alcohol issues,” the statement read.

The contract between APB and Ritz states Ritz was not to be paid the $2,000 until the conclusion of his performance, so APB will not lose money.

Jones said because the presentation was cancelled on short notice, APB doesn’t know what they will do in place for a speaker for Alcohol Awareness Week.