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Distinguished Lecture Series

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker: Joshua Fredenburg, http://www.visionxy.com/
Topic: “Are You the World’s Next Top Leader”

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Buff Allies, Veteran Services, and English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
Speaker: Navy Lieutenant Commander Blake Dremann
Topic: “I Will Stand”

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Dr. Emily Kinsky
Speaker: Michael Lange – IMDB
Topic: To be determined

Date: October
Time: To be determined
Location: To be determined
Host: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker: Jerry Arzu
Topic: To be determined

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Dr. Andrew Reynolds and the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
Speaker: Emmy Perez, Jennifer Tamayo, and Iliana Rocha – Latina Poets
Topic: "Languages of Displacement / The Displacements of Language"

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
Host: Dr. Amy Von Lintel and Dr. Brian Ingrassia
Speaker: Dr. Emily Skidmore – Texas Tech University
Topic: “Beyond Community: Gender Transgression and Rural Spaces at the Turn of the 20th Century”

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Hazlewood Room
Host: Dr. Alex Hunt and the Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW)
Speaker: Brian DeLay – DeLay Press Release
Topic: "The Texas Gun Frontier and the Travails of Mexican History"

Date (two options): Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm or Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: 7th Annual Helen Piehl Lecture and the Center for Learning Disabilities
Speaker: Tracy Weeden, Ed.D. - https://www.wtamu.edu/academics/learning-disabilities-lecture-series.aspx
Topic: Transforming the Family Tree Through Literacy

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Recital Hall
Host: Dr. Eric Meljac and the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
Speaker: Denise Duhamel – Poetry Foundation
Topic: “A Poetry Reading by Denise Duhamel”

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Dr. Cathy Clewett and Dr. Bonnie Roos
Speaker: Dr. Shane Larson – Northwestern University
Topic: "Whispers from the Cosmos: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy" 

Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Department of Communication for Communication Week
Speaker: Jill Whitfield – Jill Whitfield
Topic: To be determined

 

Call 651-2465 for more information.


WTAMU’s Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2007 to enhance education in the classroom. A portion of the student activity fee funds the series, and committee members strive to select speakers who appeal to a broad spectrum of the student body. The mission of the Distinguished Lecture Series is to invite persons of national prominence to the WTAMU campus in order to expose our students to some of the most important issues of our times.

The Distinguished Lecture Series at WTAMU has brought some big names to campus through the years to inspire and enlighten students, faculty and the community. Topics are varied, and guest speakers have included President Bill Clinton, Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, Karl Rove, Mike Huckabee, Dr. Jared Diamond and Sally Ride.

For more information about the Distinguished Lecture Series, contact:
Dr. Bonnie Roos
Head of the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
(806) 651-2465
broos@wtamu.edu

Faculty and Staff

The application form to request funding for speakers may be found on WTAcess, Forms, Miscellaneous, Distinguished Lecture Series,

Deadlines for applications are April 1 for Fall semester, and October 1 for Spring semester.

Applications may be submitted prior to any deadline for either the Fall or Spring semester. Applications submitted prior to the deadlines will be given priority. Other applications may be considered on a rolling basis as funds are available.