University Lectures

Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts renowned expert speakers on a variety of topics every year.

Date Lecture Location Series
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:00pm “Snoop Dreams: The Expression of Personality in Everyday Contexts”
Sam Gosling, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin
Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) The Cliff Fawl Lecture Series in Psychology
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:00pm “Israel, the Palestinians, and the Failure of Global Diplomacy: The Emerging Grassroots Movement for a Just and Lasting Peace”
Mark Braverman, Program Director, Kairos USA
prairie-a Mattingly Visiting Distinguished Scholar Series
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm "Behind the Kitchen Door"
Saru Jayaraman, Director, Food Labor Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:30pm "Feeding the World"
Sally Mackenzie, Ralph and Alice Raikes Professor of Plant Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:00am “Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community and Our Place on Earth”
Vicki Robin, author, innovator
O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm “Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health and the Environment”
Bryant Terry, chef, educator, author
O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:00pm "Religion and the Internet"
Paul Rauschenbush, Senior Religion Editor, Huffington Post, former Associate Dean of Religious Life and Chapel, Princeton University
Elder Chapel Mattingly Visiting Distinguished Scholar Series
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:30pm "Powerful Women in the Renaissance Today: The Rhetoric of Queen Elizabeth I and Hillary Clinton"
Patricia Sullivan, Director, The Honors Program, Professor of Communication & Media, SUNY; Carol Levin, Willa Cather Professor; Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UNL
Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) Kenneth Holder Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm "Dirt Songs and Other Poems"
Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet
Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 3:00pm “Communicating Science in a Polarized Political Environment”
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) WCA Lambda Pi Eta Honorary Lecture
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm "Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy"
A. Peter Burleigh, former U.S. Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:00pm “Heroes, Gods, Cyborgs, and Man v. Food: The Power of Myth in Popular Culture”
David Whitt, Associate Professor of Communication, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) NWU Faculty Scholarship Presentation
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:30pm “Story of Faith, Hope & Forgiveness”
Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor
Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Swan