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Speaker Series

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. 

2015-2016 Schedule:

Carissa Phelps

Author, attorney and advocate for sexually exploited runaway children and homeless youth.

Tuesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m., Appleton

Sex Signals

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

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

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

David Jackson

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

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.

Gregory Feith

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

Josh Schweitzer

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

Rich Graham

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

Piper Kerman

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

Cullen Hoback

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

Samantha Schroth

Newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015: 22-year-old Sam Schroth from Appleton, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh

Craig Culver

Craig Culver, founder and CEO of Culver's Restaurants.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m.

Jake White

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

Hypnotist Chrisjones

America's Got Talent star and Chicago native Chrisjones is an entertaining and energetic performer. Get ready for an interactive and engaging show where the audience members become the stars!

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Appleton Campus Commons

Dennis Biddle

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

Chef Ace Champion

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

Musician Jason LeVasseaur

A fun, informational and inspirational talk about finding your passion and transforming dreams into reality.

Tuesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m., Oshkosh

Student Life 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.

Call: 920-735-2545


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