2010-2011 Series

MythBusters Carol_Bartz Zanny_Beddoes
Ben_Carson Alton Brown President F.W. de Klerk
David Baldacci


This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage
Co-Hosts of the Emmy-Nominated Show “Mythbusters”
An Afternoon with Jamie and Adam
Monday, September 20, 2010
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom


Ms. Bartz will be interviewed by David Lieberman, Senior Media Reporter and USA Today
Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo!

Carol Bartz
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom


This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

Economics Editor for The Economist
Stress Testing America’s Prosperity
Monday, October 18, 2010
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Download Bio


This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

Renowned Pediatric Surgeon
Author of the book Gifted Hands
Monday, November 1, 2010
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom


In his entertaining lecture, “Where the Heck Am I and How Did I Get Here?”, Alton Brown relates how he got his start and how he creates “Good Eats,” an offbeat food show that blends wit with wisdom, history with pop culture and science with common cooking sense. The creator and host of the Peabody Award-winning Food Network show will discuss the ideas behind it and the new popularity of food and lifestyle shows. Also the food historian, scientist and commentator for Food Network’s new series “Iron Chef America,” Brown tells audiences to follow their passion because doing what you love is always a hit.

This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

Food Network Star and Host of Good Eats
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom


A Nobel Peace Prize winner who led the dismantling of apartheid and release of Nelson Mandela, de Klerk discusses the globalization and the persistence of ethnic and religious conflict and calls upon wealthy nations to aid the underdeveloped world.

This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

President F.W. de Klerk
Former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Thursday, February 17, 2011
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Download F.W. de Klerk’s Biography


The author of more than 15 national and international bestselling novels, an accomplished trial and corporate lawyer and a tireless literacy advocate, David Baldacci discusses his life as an author, the writer’s routine and humorous stories from the road.

This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

Best-Selling Author and Literacy Advocate
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Download David Baldacci’s Biography

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