NWU Announces Spring Lectures

Nebraska Wesleyan’s spring lecture series kicks off Thursday, February 4 with two distinct speakers: a director of environmental justice who will discuss “environmental justice for all” and the president of the American Psychological Association who will discuss marriage and parenting in divorced families.

These two lectures are the start of an exciting and thought-provoking spring lecture series, which will feature speakers on stem cell research, feminism, ethics and the age of Facebook. 

All NWU lectures are free and open to the public.

The following is a schedule of spring lectures:

Forum Lecture
February 4, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall
“Environmental Justice For All”
Robert Bullard, Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Director of Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlantic University

Fawl Psychology Lecture
February 4, 7:30 p.m., Olin A Lecture Hall
“Love, Marriage and Parenting in Divorced and Stepfamilies” 
Dr. James Bray, President of the American Psychological Association, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Fetzer Science Lecture
February 25, 1 p.m., O’Donnell Auditorium
“Stem Cells: 21st Century Scientific and Ethical Perspectives”
Dr. David Crouse, Professor/Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Forum Lecture
March 4, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall
“Feminism: Alive & Well?”
Jessica Valenti, Author, Founder of Feministing.com

Mattingly Lecture/Peacemaking Workshop XXIII
March 26, 1 p.m., Callen Conference Center
“Witnessing Change: A Call For Action”
Joel Sartore, Photographer, National Geographic Magazine

Mattingly Lecture/Peacemaking Workshop XXIII
March 26, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church
“Grounded: A Reflection On The Use Of Life And Land”
Joel Sartore, Photographer, National Geographic Magazine

Mattingly Lecture/Peacemaking Workshop XXIII
March 27, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Location TBA
“Ways People Can Change To Change The World”
Community panel discussion

Forum Lecture
April 8, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall
“Cosmopolitanism: Ethics In A World Of Strangers”
Kwame Anthony Appiah, President of the PEN American Center, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University

University Lecture
April 20, 7 p.m., Callen Conference Center
“2040 —The Minority Majority: Preparing For A New American Reality”
Dr. David Maldonado, Jr., Director of the Center for Latino/a Christianity and Religions, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Lambda Pi Eta Communication Lecture
April 22, 1 p.m., Callen Conference Center
“I’ll See You On Facebook: Identity, Communication and Social Media”
Richard Murphy, Associate Professor of Communication, Wayne State College

Lecture Hall Locations:

  • Olin A and Olin B lecture halls are located in the Olin Hall of Science, located one block east of 50th Street & St. Paul Ave. Enter the glass doors just north of the greenhouse.
  • Callen Conference Center is located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.
  • O’Donnell Auditorium is located in the Roger’s Center for Fine Arts.
  • First United Methodist Church is located on the corner of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

Visit our virtual tour to explore our campus online, or download a campus map (PDF).

Visit the University Lectures section to find listen to or watch video of past lectures.  Audio or video of new lectures will be posted as permission is granted by the lecturer.