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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 1, 2013

SAC lecture to feature MTV’s ‘Savage U’ creator Dan Savage

Dan Savage

Dan Savage

Dan Savage, sex columnist and host of MTV series “Savage U,” will give relationship advice and share personal stories with “Savage, Love, Live,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom at Northwest Missouri State University.

Savage’s appearance at Northwest is part of the Student Activities Council’s SAC Speaks lecture series.

Savage earned prominence through starkly open thoughts on racy sexual issues through his “Savage Love” columns syndicated in 70 newspapers around the country. Recognizing his influential pull, Savage created the “It Gets Better” YouTube project with his husband to rally members of the LGBT community for bullying awareness. “It Gets Better” was rated one of the top social media campaigns in 2010 by Advertising Age magazine, and has drawn participation from President Barack Obama, Janet Jackson and millions of others.

“His mission is to promote healthy relationships among college students, and he brings up topics that students are not normally comfortable bringing up with their partners or friends,” SAC Graduate Assistant Lindsey Steele said. “It’s important to have mature, healthy relationships and Savage’s advice might be a good message for students.”

The openly gay writer responds to questions about homosexuality, pornography, infidelity and other topics with signature cheekiness in his steamy “Dear Abby” styled columns. At “Savage, Love, Live,” Savage will read and respond to questions anonymously written on notecards by the audience.

Savage’s lecture is described by SAC as an education on diversity. Students with or without significant others will appreciate Savage’s honest approach to tough topics. Due to the adult nature of “Savage, Love, Live,” SAC recommends the lecture for audiences 18 years old and older.

“In college, everyone is around relationships,” Steele said. “Whether it’s your roommate’s relationship or one you have with your significant other, you can take something from this lecture.”

For more information, contact the Student Activities Council at 660.562.1226 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468