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2015 Spring Speaker Series

The Speaker Series of Illinois State University seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and  continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
Wes Moore
author of The Other Wes Moore
January 23
6 p.m. 
Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center

image of Wes MooreWes Moore is an Army combat veteran, a Rhodes Scholar, a former White House Fellow, and the host of the PBS show about returning veterans, Coming Back with Wes Moore.

Moore is also the author of The New York Times best-selling book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, which chronicles the journeys of Moore and another Wes Moore from his neighborhood whose life took a different and tragic path.

Reservations are required. Seats are $15 for students and $35 for non-students. Reservations can be made until Jan. 9 by calling 438-8790, online at, or by sending a reservation form to University Events. Questions regarding the Illinois State University Speaker Series should be directed to Director of Presidential and Trustee Events Julie Barnhill, or (309) 438-8790.

More Spring 2015 speakers to be announced soon. 

 Past Speakers


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