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Distinguished Lecture Series

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Roger LEAD WT, Office of Student Engagement & Leadership
Speaker: James Robilotta - jamestrobo.com
Topic: “Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals and Human Beings”

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker: Dr. Paul Frazier - depts.ttu.edu/diversity/frazier_bio.php
Topic: “Black History Yesterday and Today”

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Department of Communication
Speaker: Jill Whitfield - schieffercollege.tcu.edu/faculty_staff/jill-whitfield/
Topic: "Recruiter Reel Talk: Red Carpet Realities and Breaking into the Entertainment Industry"

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Alumni Banquet Hall
Host: Department of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
Speaker: David Sedlak - ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/sedlak
Topic: "Water 4.0"

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Legacy Hall
Host: Campus to Community
Speaker: Dr. Liza Talusan - lizatalusan.com
Topic: "Reaffirming Commitment: Using a Coaching Based Model to Support First-Generation College Student Success"

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: JBK Legacy Hall
Host: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker: Yewande Austin - changerocksfoundation.com/about
Topic: "Engaging with Diverse Populations in the Community" - Keynote Address for the Social Justice Conference

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Host: Buster Ratliff
Speaker: Dr. Travis Langley - travislangley.com
Topic: "Psychology of Superheros"

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Bank Center
Host: Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Brandon Stanton - humansofnewyork.com
Topic: "Humans of New York"

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: main floor of the Cornette Library
Host: Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages
Speaker: Dr. Pablo Garcia Loaeza - worldlanguages.wvu.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/pablo-garcia-loaeza
Topic: "Translating the Conquest of Mexico"

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Host: History Department
Speaker: Jason Robert - frankenstein.asu.edu/frankenstein-annotated/
Topic: "Frankenstein 200"

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Host: Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages
Speaker: Stephen Harrigan
Topic: "Frontier Highways: A Personal and Historical Journey Through West Texas"

 

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.