Distinguished Lecture Series

Upcoming DLS Events


Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Host:s Department of Art, Theatre and Dance; PPHM; CSAW
Speaker: Dr. Ruth Pasquine
Topic: "Emil Bisttram, Dynamic Symmetry, and the Southwest"

Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 12:15-2:45 p.m.
Location: Zoom and MMNH 189
Hosts: Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
Speaker: Dr. Ruth Pasquine
Topic: Lecture & Demonstration of Dynamic Symmetry

Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Zoom
Host: Center for Learning Disabilities
Speaker:  Rick Lavoie
Topic: "Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorders: Exploring and Explaining the Link"; 10th Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture

Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Legacy Hall and Zoom
Host: Center for the Study of the American West
Speaker: Stephen Aron
Topic: "Peace and Friendship: An Alternative History of the American West"

Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 12:30-1:30 CST; 6:30-7:30 CST
Location: Zoom (12:30 event:; 6:30 event:
Hosts: Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages; WT Spanish Program; CSAW
Speakers: Alessandra Narváez Varela & Casandra López
Topic: "Latinx Poetry and the Crises of America"

Date: October 13, 2021
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Fairly Group Club, Buffalo Stadium
Department of Sports and Exercise Science
Dr. Jennifer Stoll
"Beyond Economic Impact: How Sports Events Contribute to Community"

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Hosts: CIDM; Association of Latino Professionals (ALPFA); Department of Mathematics
Speaker: Arthur T. Benjamin
Topic: "Mathemagics!: Math in the Digital Age"



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 Astronaut Mark Kelly, 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. Emily Kinsky
Head of the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
(806) 651-2412

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.