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Speakers discusses the value of hope

Speakers discusses the value of hope

Chloe Phillips and Hunter Tyler

January 24, 2019

Bigotry, picket signs and social media that brought a change of mind. Megan Phelps-Roper, former member of Westboro Baptist Church, kicked off the Artist-Lecture Series for the spring semester. Phelps-Roper and her sister left the church in 2012. "What I want people to take away from it is there is amazin...

Crazy guy from Pittsburgh seeks millionaires

Crazy guy from Pittsburgh seeks millionaires

William Schultz, Reporter

October 5, 2018

As the second speaker in the Artist-Lecture Series this year, Bill Strickland flew in from Pittsburgh to educate the Wichita Falls Community how his Bidwell Training Center model can uplift disadvantaged kids of every community Oct. 3 in Akin Auditorium. "The kids I work with are poor kids, and you know ...

Becky Hammon opens Artist-Lecture Series

Becky Hammon opens Artist-Lecture Series

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

September 7, 2018

A woman in a beige blazer approaches the podium in Akin Auditorium. She knows what it's like to be overlooked when you've tried your best, traveling far away from home, and to have your love for your country scrutinized. Yet, she knows you grow as person through those hard times. "All those hard things...

Artist Lecture Series to feature Eva Mozes Kor

Judelle Tyson

September 20, 2017

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 "never-give-up...

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with rePercussion

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with rePercussion

Caleb Martin

January 25, 2017

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, up...

Walter Echo-Hawk educates audience on Native American issues

Walter Echo-Hawk educates audience on Native American issues

Caleb Sneath

November 16, 2016

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 ...

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

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

Caleb Sneath

November 16, 2016

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 sociol...

Kip Fulbeck to follow RJ Mitte in Artist Lecture Series

Caleb Sneath

November 8, 2016

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...

Breaking Bad star speaks to 200

Breaking Bad star speaks to 200

Yareli Lora

October 18, 2016

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 here ...

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

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

Jacklyn York

September 28, 2016

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 on ...

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with Kaku

Artist-Lecture Series concludes with Kaku

Dylan Pembroke

April 13, 2016

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 ...

Akin half full for a cappella group

Akin half full for a cappella group

Rachel Johnson

November 3, 2015

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 othe...

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