2013 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 31, 2013 Rev. Ruth Karlsson, Executive Director, Released and Restored “After Prison — Then What?” 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Swan
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Robert Zubrin, aerospace engineer, author “The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must” 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Fetzer
Thursday, March 7, 2013 Charles Limb, otolaryngologist, neuroscientist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine “Building the Musical Muscle” 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Spring Forum
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Stan Deetz, Professor and Director, Center for Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of Colorado-Boulder “A Creative and Sustainable Approach to Decision Making” 1:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Lambda Pi Eta Communication Lecture
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Joseph A. McCartin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Executive Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor “The Accidental Reagan Revolution: How a 1981 Strike Still Haunts American Workers and Politics” 7:00pm Olin B Lecture Hall (between Smith-Curtis and Olin Hall) Spring Forum
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Malea Powell, Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University “Rhetorical Powwows: Making American Indian Rhetorics” 3:30pm Callen Conference Center (lower level of Smith-Curtis) Kenneth Holder Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Eugene Jarecki, award-winning filmmaker "The House I Live In" 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Daniella Henry, policy analyst, The Innocence Project; Brandon Moon, exoneree, criminal justice reform advocate “Eyewitness Misidentification: A Case Study & Call for Reform” 10:00am O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Mark Grabau (’85), chief psychologist, CONREP Operations, California Department of State Hospitals “The History & Systems of Custodialism in California” 1:30pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Mara Schiff, associate professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University; president, PeaceWorks Consulting "A Balm for Hard Times? Social, Political & Economic Considerations of Restorative Justice” 7:00pm O’Donnell Auditorium Visions and Ventures Symposium
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Ben Gotschall, energy director, Bold Nebraska “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Nebraska’s Role in the Keystone XL Pipeline Debate & a Clean Energy Future" 7:00pm Emerson Recital Hall Fall Forum