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Andrew Jenks looks on as a man and his mother are reunited in a recent episiode of "World of Jenks" on MTV. Jenks will visit Northwest for a lecture Monday, Feb. 28.

Andrew Jenks looks on as a man and his mother are reunited in a recent episiode of "World of Jenks" on MTV. Jenks will visit Northwest for a lecture Monday, Feb. 28. (Photo by MTV)

Feb. 15, 2011

MTV's ‘World of Jenks’ host to visit Northwest Feb. 28

By Brooke Assel, media relations assistant

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Andrew Jenks, the host of MTV's "The World of Jenks," will share his experiences during a lecture at Northwest Missouri State University at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, in the Charles Johnson Theater. 

Tickets for the public will be available starting Monday, Feb. 21. Tickets for Northwest students are available for pickup now at the Student Services Desk. All tickets are free.

The Student Activities Council is hosting Jenks as a part of its "SAC Speaks" lecture series.  Jenks was scheduled to speak at Northwest Feb. 10, but postponed the lecture because the casting for the "World of Jenks" second season is running behind schedule.

Jenks hosts "World of Jenks" as a venue to tell stories of people in his generation. Jenks captures the lives of Generation Y by living and documenting people ranging from NFL cheerleaders to a man with autism. What started as Jenks documenting lives of individuals living in nursing homes is now an MTV series.

"Students should attend this lecture to hear and meet a young filmmaker who is telling the stories of their generation," said Angela Wasko, SAC lecture chairperson. 

For more information, contact SAC at 660.561.1226 or sac@nwmissouri.edu, or visit the show's website


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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