Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
Speaker: Miguel Palomares - miguelpalomares.com 
Topic: “Level Up your Career Dreams for Impact"

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall
Host: Dr. Andrew Reynolds, Associate Professor of Spanish
Speakers: Eloisa Amezcua & Sarah A. Chavez
Topic: “Poetics of Crisis: Latinx Expression Today."

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Division of Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success
Speaker: Robert Gabsa
Topic: "Strengths Quest: Developing Engaged and Thriving Students, On Campus and Beyond"

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: JBK Legacy Hall
Host:  CSAW (Center for the Study of the American West)
Speaker: David Wallace Adams
Topic: "Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies"

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 6:00  pm
Location: TBD
Host: Experiential Learning and F1RSTGEN Student organization
Speaker: Enrique Aleman Jr.    http://education.utsa.edu/faculty/profile/enrique.aleman@utsa.edu
Topic: "Hispanic Heritage Month

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Host: Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Odegard - https://www.mtsu.edu/faculty/timothy-n-odegard
Topic: "8th Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture"

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Host: Ray Matlack and Daniel Bloom
Speaker: Katharine Hayhoe  http://katharinehayhoe.com/wp2016/
Topic: "Science, Religion, Climate Change

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Host: Department of Communication
Speaker: Annette Simmons - https://www.a-speakers.com/speakers/annette-simmons/
Topic: "Communication Week Featured DLS Speaker"

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Host: English, Philosophy, and Modern Language
Speaker: Tim Seibles - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/tim-seibles
Topic: "Poetry Reading by Tim Seibles"

Date: Spring 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Host: Office of Student Engagement and Leadership
Speaker: Dear World 
Topic: "Dear World"


Call 806-651-2470 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. Brian Ingrassia
Head of the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
(806) 651-2470

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.