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Tickets to see "Mr. D." sold out

Joe Dombrowski to speak at CMU about tips for teachers Feb. 17


(Courtesy Photo | Joe Dombrowski Facebook page)

Tickets to see upcoming speaker Joe Dombrowski, also known as “Mr. D,” have already sold out. 

Dombrowski, who has been on The Ellen Degeneres Show, will be speaking at Central Michigan University about tips for teachers at noon Feb. 17 in the College of Education and Human Resources French Auditorium. 

Dombrowski will be hosted by the CMU Kappa Delta Pi Epsilon Eta chapter along with the College of Education and Human Services. The 200 tickets for the event were free but were sold ahead of time.

While the tickets may be sold out, the event will be recorded and posted on Dombrowski’s podcast channel, “Study Hall with Mr. D.” 

Dombrowski, a CMU alumnus, became famous in 2017 when he pranked his students with a spelling quiz on April Fool’s Day. His video went viral and he was then invited to be on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

Last year, the CMU Kappa Delta Pi Epsilon Eta chapter hosted Dombrowski for teaching tips. Because it was such a hit, they decided to invite him back this year. 

Wayne senior Amy Hoch said she started getting in contact with him in September, and he was overjoyed to be coming back to speak. 

“Because one of our alumni that is in the field teaching was asked to be on Ellen, it really just makes us all think that we can get to that point if we make learning fun and use these different strategies,” said Hoch. 

Aside from speaking about teaching tips, he will have a Q&A session with the audience. Hoch believes this will beneficial for all in attendance. 

“Being able to talk to someone who has been there and knows what we’re going through, I think, just makes it more meaningful than someone from famous and not from Michigan,” said Hoch. 

Hoch said she was surprised at how quickly the tickets went. The fraternity opened sales on a Tuesday, and the tickets were gone by late Thursday or early Friday.