Scheduled Presentations

       Dr. Christopher Morris Lecture
Christopher Morris


Friday, April 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
Dillard 101


Description: "Nitrogen: An Elementary History of Southern Agriculture." The Speakers & Issues Series and the Agricultural History Society present Dr. Morris's lecture as part of the 12th Annual Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History.

Morris is the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1860; and The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina.


Peter Ames Carlin Lecture
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Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU


Description: Peter Ames Carlin is a writer and the author of several books, including Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon and Bruce, a biography of Bruce Springsteen published in October, 2012. Carlin has also been a free-lance journalist, a senior writer at People in New York City, and a television columnist and feature writer at The Oregonian in Portland. A regular speaker on music, writing and popular culture, Carlin lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and three children.


Devin Murphy Lecture
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas


Description: The Hoggard Reading Series & Speakers and Issues Series are co-sponsoring this presentation by the nationally bestselling author of The Boatrunner, Devin Murphy, who will speak on his new poignant, luminous novel that follows one family over decades and across the world: Tiny Americans is a familial coming-of-age story told through multiple perspectives that builds a cinematic sweep from the small, vividly observed moments and decisive emotional flashpoints that shape a life.


Josh Lockman Lecture
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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Dillard 101


Description: “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities.” A Nationally recognized expert in U.S. foreign policy, international law, and the Middle East, Josh Lockman will address key issues related to the U.S. in the Middle East including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Iranian nuclear accord, and the crisis in Syria.


Amanda Danning Lecture
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Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wichita Falls Museum of Art, 2 Eureka Circle


Description: “Skeletons in My Closet.” Nationally known artist and forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning puts faces on our long dead history and tells tales which have been written in bone.