Artist-Lecture Series


FALL 2018



Inspirational Business and Community Leader

A mesmerizing speaker whose message of self-worth leaves audiences in tears and on their feet, Bill Strickland has changed lives, restored our faith in ethical leadership, and reshaped the business of social change. As Executive Chairman of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, an extraordinary jobs training center and community arts program, Strickland and his staff work to give disadvantaged kids and adults the opportunities they need to build a better future.

Strickland is the author of Make the Impossible Possible. He founded the Grammy-winning MCG Jazz subscription series, served on the board of the National Endowment of the Arts, and was named one of the 25 members of the White House Council for Community Solutions under President Barack Obama. Don’t miss this inspiring story that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.





Free for MSU students, faculty, and staff (with MSU ID)
General admission $20
Office of Student Affairs • 940-397-7500
Tickets available at the Clark Student Center Information Desk. To request a disability accommodation, contact Disability Support Services at 940-397-4140.

About the Series

The Artist-Lecture Series was established at Midwestern State University in 1964 to enhance the cultural and intellectual atmosphere of the campus and the Wichita Falls community. The Series brings to campus outstanding lecturers and artists who have achieved national and international acclaim in their respective areas. Recent years’ events have included Pentatonix, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Cpt. Sig Hansen, Ben Stein, Bob Dole, Vanessa Carlton, Jeff Corwin, Elizabeth Smart, Dr. Michio Kaku, the Harlem Gospel Choir, and many more.

Any current MSU students who would like to become a member of the Artist-Lecture Series Committee are encouraged to complete an online application. Members are responsible for the selection of speakers and performers and the planning and implementation of the Artist-Lecture Series events. The committee enjoys private dining activities with most of the speakers and performers during their visits to MSU.