2012 University Lectures

Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts renowned expert speakers on a variety of topics every year.
Date Speaker Lecture title Time Location Series
Thursday, January 26, 2012 Dr. Jorg Gerlach, professor, Department of Surgery, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine "Stem Cell Treatment for Burn Victims: Stem Cell Spray Gun" 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Spring Forum
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Dr. Curt Meine Film screening of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic For Our Time 7:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Fetzer
Thursday, February 9, 2012 Curt Meine, senior fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation, director, Conservation Biology and History Center for Humans and Nature "From Wild Lands to Working Lands to Urban Lands: Connecting Conservation Across the Landscape" 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Fetzer
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Panel discussion with NWU faculty Forum Film Screening: "Happy" 7:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Spring Forum
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Raj Patel, writer, activist, food policy expert "Stuffed and Starved: The Battle for the World Food System" 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Spring Forum
Monday, April 2, 2012 Jason Edwards, assistant professor of communication studies, Bridgewater State University "Telling America's Story: Political Advertising in the 2012 Electoral Campaigns" 1:00pm Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) Lambda Pi Eta Communication Lecture
Thursday, April 12, 2012 JoAnn Wypijewski, former senior editor, The Nation "Carnal Knowledge: The Intersection of Sexuality, Politics, and Culture" 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Spring Forum
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Doug Bereuter, former president, CEO, The Asia Foundation "Does the U.S. Have a Leadership Role in Asia Today?" 7:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Diana Butler Bass, writer, speaker, scholar "Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Beginning of a New Spiritual Awakening" 1:00pm Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) Mattingly Visiting Distinguished Scholar Series
Thursday, April 26, 2012 LuMing Mao, professor of English, director of Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Miami University of Ohio "Beyond Bias, Binary and Border: Enacting a Discursive Third in Comparative Rhetoric" 3:30pm Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) Kenneth Holder Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Panelists: Sterling Miller (’85), Executive Vice President, Sabre Holdings; Vidette Mixon (’74), Director of Corporate Relations for Wespath Investment Management, a division of the United Methodist Church; Judith Patrick (’72), Board of Directors, La Cocina Food Kitchen “Providing Models of Social Responsibility and Obtaining the American Dream” 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Panelists: Denise Bulling (’82), Senior Research Director, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center; Susan Schultz (’86), Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine; Scott Shipman (’91), Director of Primary Care Initiatives and Workforce Analysis, Association of American Medical Colleges “Contributions Toward Human Health” 9:30am O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Panelists: Mark Eisenhart (’90), Senior Business Development Manager-Pfizer Account, Adayana; Douglas Maxwell (’68), Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Scott Young (’01), Executive Director, Food Bank of Lincoln “Opportunities to End Hunger” 2:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Betty Press (’64), Photographer, Adjunct Professor of Photography, University of Southern Mississippi Elder Gallery Talk: “I Am Because We Are: Photos of Africa” 3:30pm Elder Gallery Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Panelists: Erin Duncan (’96), Federal Lobbyist, National Education Association; Jay Lemons (’83), President, Susquehanna University; Antwan Wilson (’95), Assistant Superintendent, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, Denver Public Schools “Education Policy and Practice” 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium