The Alumni and Development Office hosts an annual speaker series that is open to the public and offered free of charge. For more information, contact the Alumni Office.
The Thomas W. Ewing Lecture
The Thomas W. Ewing Lectureship was created by Millikin University and Ewing’s colleagues in recognition of the many years of public service of Congressman Thomas W. Ewing '57.
Nationally known health care adviser, author and former Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly presented the 2013 Thomas W. Ewing Lectureship, "LANDMARK: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law," on Nov. 19 in Richards Treat University Center.
For the 2012 Thomas W. Ewing Lectureship, Millikin brought two former congressmen, a Democrat and a Republican, to speak on the implications of the 2012 presidential election. The appearances of Jack Buechner (R-Mo.) and William Robert Roy (D-Kansas) on Oct. 23 in Richards Treat University Center, were made possible through the Congress to Campus program, a program designed to connect former members of Congress with college students.
David Frum was the speaker for the 2011 Thomas W. Ewing Lectureship held Oct. 18, in Westminster Presbyterian Church. He offered detailed insights into exactly how Washington is changing - and what these changes will mean for us all - when he spoke on "Real Problems, Real Solutions: Transformative Ideas for Today's Political Landscape."
Read a transcript of the lecture here.
The James W. Moore Lecture
The James W. Moore Lecture Series was established in 1991 to honor the late James W. Moore of Decatur, Ill., by providing speakers who represent innovative or progressive political or artistic views.
The 2014 James W. Moore Lecture will feature speaker Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project and recognized as a 2011 Hero by CNN. He will present "From Homeless Refugee to Living the American Dream." Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 @ 7:30 PM @ AT Theatre
Mark London, attorney, author and producer, presented his 60-minute documentary, "Shark Loves the Amazon" as the 2013 James W. Moore Lecture on March 4, in Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
He developed the film after three decades of extensive travels in the region.
Jonathan Kozol, educator and social justice advocate, delivered the 2012 James W. Moore Lecture, "The Soul of a Profession: Education Under Siege," on March 29, in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Kozel has devoted nearly half a century to the issues facing public education and to the challenge of providing equal opportunity to every child.
The T.W. Samuels Lecture
The T.W. Samuels Lecture Series was created in 1977 in honor of attorney T.W. Samuels, senior partner in the Decatur law firm of Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson and Sly. Samuels was active in Decatur community affairs until his death in 1989 at age 103. Samuels' sons, William J. Samuels and Dr. Thomas W. Samuels Jr., created an endowment fund to finance the series in recognition of their father. The endowment is used to bring great thinkers and speakers to Millikin for the purpose of community enrichment.
Join us for the 2014 T.W. Samuels Lecture, featuring American engineer and former NASA astronaut Fred Haise, presenting "Failure is not an Option."
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:30 PM @ Kirkland Fine Arts Center
The 2013 T.W. Samuels Lecture was presented April 9 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center by award-winning business journalist Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large at Fortune magazine.
The 2012 T.W. Samuels Lecture was presented April 17 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center by James Bradley, author of the best-selling historical nonfiction books, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Flyboys."