Local & National
See nationally known speakers on a variety of inspirational topics. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
Speaker Series is sponsored by the Student Activities Committee.
Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Appleton
Craig Culver, founder and CEO of Culver's Restaurants.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, "Sex Signals" provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses.
Wednesday, Sept . 2, 11:30 a.m.
RISE TOGETHER is a recovery advocacy group that has a passion for prevention, education and community outreach.
Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh
Heather Severson helped to found the TraJa organization after the tragic murder of her childhood friend Tracy Judd, and Tracy’s daughter Deja Renee. TraJa is committed to raising awareness in our country on the effects of domestic violence.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m., Public Safety Training Center
Award-winning photographer David Jackson on doing what you love.
WAUPACA: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
APPLETON: Wednesday, March 30, 11:30 a.m.
World Relief works to provide resettlement to refugees entering the United States.
OSHKOSH: Monday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m.
APPLETON: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Growing up, Joshua Schweitzer overcame obstacles that most people wouldn’t think about, the biggest obstacle being his speech. Up until age six, Josh was not able to speak. He also endured bullying due to his speech impediment.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m., Appleton
Col. Rich Graham flew the world's fastest and highest flying aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh, S.J. Spanbauer Center
Newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015: 22-year-old Sam Schroth from Appleton, Wisconsin.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh
Filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day, turning the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain.
Monday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Clintonville
Jake White is a 23-year-old entrepreneur who started a business throwing "sober parties" at his university.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh
Dennis Biddle, former Negro league pitcher, shares his story as baseball player and later, a social worker.
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh
Ace Champion is an independent cooking instructor whose classes and demonstrations are peppered with his own brand of motivational encouragement.
Monday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m., Appleton
A fun, informational and inspirational talk about finding your passion and transforming dreams into reality.
Tuesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh
Author, attorney and advocate for sexually exploited runaway children and homeless youth.
Tuesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m., Appleton
Gregory Feith is a former Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.
Wednesday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh, S.J. Spanbauer Center
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Student Life Center is located in Room E137, on the Appleton Campus, next to the Commons.