Artist Lecture Series to feature Eva Mozes Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will share her message of forgiveness and determination in the face of adversity during the first staging of the Artist-Lecture Series in the Akin Auditorium on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Powered by what Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Matt Park calls a … [Read more...]

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with rePercussion

More than 50 guests came to experience the last Artist-Lecture Series an audience-involved musical performance by rePercussion, a progressive percussion duo most known for their high-energy rhythm and comedic shows, in Akin Auditorium. Performing at MSU Atop the stage of Akin Auditorium, upon … [Read more...]

Walter Echo-Hawk educates audience on Native American issues

Walter Echo-Hawk spoke before an audience in Akin Auditorium Tuesday, Nov. 13, about cultural sovereignty and the various issues facing Native Americans today. "Each of these tribes have a cultural sovereignty that goes along with that [the tribal political systems] that is defined internally, which … [Read more...]

Kip Fulbeck brings photographs to art gallery for Artist-Lecture series

Dozens of photographs of self-proclaimed “hapas” gaze upon visitors of the art gallery ever since artist-lecture speaker Kip Fulbeck brought his exhibit upon the “Hapa Project” Nov. 11.“It's amazing. It makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me want to think," Emily LaBeff, professor of sociology, … [Read more...]

Kip Fulbeck to follow RJ Mitte in Artist Lecture Series

Kip Fulbeck, swimmer, artist, teacher, and mixed-race identity advocate, will be the next speaker in the Artist Lecture Series on Nov. 11.“I like his work. I think it's interesting," Britnee Burleson, respiratory care sophomore, said.Fulbeck won the award for athlete of the year in 1988 and creates … [Read more...]

Breaking Bad star speaks to 200

As part of his self- proclaimed mission to educate students about living with disability, bullying, and taking risks, Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte spoke last night as part of the Artist-Lecture Series in the Akin Auditorium.“I go to different schools and talk to them about different things but I’m … [Read more...]

Former astronaut, Scott Parazynski, speaks to a crowd of 325

Few seats were empty Tuesday night in Akin Auditorium as former astronaut Scott Parazynski spoke as part of the Artist-Lecture series. "When we go to extraordinary, extreme places on and off the planet, it forces us to think in new ways and [think about] those new technologies that benefit us here … [Read more...]

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with Kaku

The Artist-Lecture Series concluded for this semester with Michio Kaku, who is best known for his numerous television programs such as Through the Wormhole and How the Universe Works. He is also widely known for a tax commercial referring to him as a genius.Kaku backs up his on-screen presence as a … [Read more...]

Akin half full for a cappella group

The music, pop and jazz, was very upbeat. The crowd – only half the auditorium – was polite, listening to the a cappella group, m-pact, Nov. 3. Fletcher Sheridan, member of m-pact, said before their performance, "Live music is an energy exchange, it's a moment for us to connect with others in … [Read more...]

Former coach: celebrates differences

Texas and football seem to go hand-in-hand, so when legendary football coach Herman Boone opened this year’s Artist-Lecture Series, Oct. 13, in Akin Auditorium, nearly 400 people were in attendance. Brianda Morales, biology senior, said, “I didn’t think much of having Herman Boone, but I think … [Read more...]