Honors lectures lend a vast variety of knowledge and perspectives. Explore recordings and listings of past lectures and discover something new!

Fall 2023 Lectures

  • Dr. Shaun Duke, “Canonicity in the Rainbow Age of the ‘Net: Unstable Canons, Diversification and Writers,” October 2, 2023. Zoom Recording.
  • Dr. Rachel Hellmann Whitaker, “Elucidating the Role of LINC00896 RNA in the Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder,” November 1, 2023. Zoom Recording.

Spring 2023 Lectures

  • Dr. Brenda Mack and Dr. Sue Rickers, “”The Organization Was Designed to Burn You Out”: An Exploration of Organizational Practices that Intentionally Promote Employee Resilience,” January 18, 2023. Zoom recording.
  • Dr. Lisa Krall, “From ‘Reading Wars,’ ‘Science of Reading,’ Low Reading Test Scores, to Dyslexia: Who is Prepared to Teach Reading,” February 7, 2023. Zoom recording.
  • Dr. Jozie Nummi. “Ferguson Protests in 2014: Social Media Innovation and Policing Tactics,” February 28, 2023. Zoom recording.
  • Amanda Longie, “COVID-19 and the Continued Impact on Substance Use,” March 13, 2023. Zoom recording.
  • Dr. Margaret Lubke and Jessica Bernand, “Supporting Youth and Young Adults with Trauma Informed Care,” March 30, 2023. Zoom recording.
  • Dr. Thomas Dirth, “Empowering Disability and Disability Empowered: A 4-Model Framework for Teaching Disability in Psychology,” April 11, 2023. Zoom recording.

Fall 2022 Lectures

Spring 2022 Lectures

  • Marty J. Wolf, “Ethical Reflections on Handling Digital Remains: Computing Professionals Picking Up Bones,” February 15, 2022.
  • Katrina O’Connell, “Equity, Enrichment, and Engagement for Students’ Summer Success,” February 23, 2022.
  • Amy Funk, “Exploring Sibling Bereavement,” March 1, 2022.
  • Rachel Hellman Whitaker, “Unraveling the Developmental Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease,” March 15, 2022.
  • Lindsay Bell, “Uncle Same Strikes Out: Commissioner Landis and the Rehabilitation of Baseball’s Patriotism, 1917-1944,” and Eric Berg, “Prince Honeycutt: The First African American Baseball Player in Minnesota,” March 30, 2022.
  • Colleen Deel and Patrick Leeport, “Understanding BSU Library Space from a Student Perspective: A Photo Elicitation Study,” April 7, 2022.
  • Mark Christensen, “Book Reading and Signing,” April 21, 2022.

Fall 2021 Lectures

  • Dr. John Perlich, “Real Enough: Helping Students Overcome Communication Apprehension Through the use of Virtual Reality Environments,” September 13, 2021.
  • Profs. Ann Humphrey and Sarah Cronin, “A Cross-Cultural Co-Teaching Collaboration: Reflecting on Successes and Lessons Learned,” September 28, 2021.
  • Dr. Kathryn Klement, “Trans in a Small Town: Barriers to Healthcare for Rural Transgender Patients,” October 12, 2021.
  • Dr. John Ellis, “The Human Body and Methodist Spirituality, 1776-1820,” November 4, 2021.
  • Ashik Shafi, “Communicating COVID-19: Center for Disease Control’s Social Media Posts During the 2020 Pandemic,” November 17, 2021.

Spring 2021 Lectures

Fall 2020 Lectures

Spring 2020 Lectures

  • Dr. Dennis Lunt, “Refusing Care: Conscientious Objection in American Healthcare,” January 27, 2020.
  • Mitch Berg, “Promoting Tribal, County, and Municipal Relations,” February 5, 2020.
  • Pete Nelson, “Applying a Craft Stakeholder Approach to Cannabis Legalization,” February 20, 2020.

Fall 2019 Lectures

  • Dr. Mark Lawrence, “From Magical Giraffes to High-Speed Railways: Myths of Progress and the Environmental Impacts of China’s One Belt Road Initiative in Kibwezi, Kenya,” October 7, 2019.
  • Dr. Camille Brandt, “Art on Saturday’s: An Inclusiveness Project for Children Impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders,” October 17, 2019.
  • Todd Frauenholtz, “The Scholarship of Supporting STEM Students,” October 28, 2019.
  • Beth Kujava, “Racial Disparities in Pre-Trial Risk for Cass County, MN. Implications for Greater Minnesota,” November 13, 2019.
  • Dr. Dan Allosso, “The Politics of Open Educational Resources,” November 19, 2019.
  • Dr. Ana M. Lopez-Aguilera, “Music Videos in YouTube: Becoming a Conscious Consumer of Media Products,” December 3, 2019.

Spring 2019 Lectures

  • Winona Laduke, “Be the Ancestor Your Descendants Would be Proud of,” February 5, 2019.
  • Dr. Anna Carlson and Dr. Jeffery Ueland, “Empowering Rural Communities : Estimating Solar Energy Potential From LiDAR-Based Rooftop Estimates,” February 13, 2019.
  • Dr. Rebecca Hoffman and Andrea Kingbird, “Challenging Power and Control Within the Domestic Violence Shelter,” February 19, 2019.
  • Dr. David Massaglia, “Wyoming-Minnesota Model Cooperatives: 2 Case Studies,” March 4, 2019.
  • Dr. Ryan Webber, “Motif and Leitmotif in Music of DC’s Arrowverse,” March 20, 2019.
  • Dr. Shaun Duke, “What Twitter Data can Tell Us About U.S. Elections: Political Meaning in the Age of Endless Data,” April 4, 2019.
  • Colleen Deel, “Critically Understanding Our Relationship to the BSU Centennial,” April 23, 2019.

Fall 2018 Lectures

  • Dr. Dan Allosso, “Reality, Narrative, History,” September 11, 2018.
  • Holly Laferriere, “Identification and Characterization of Genes Important for Memory Formation in Drosophila melanogaster,” October 3, 2018.
  • Daniel Guentchev, “John Dewey’s Critique of American Civilization and its Lessons for the 21st Century,” October 16, 2018.
  • Miriam Webber, “Honky-Tonk Carnival: Explorations of Laughter and Grotesque in Country Song,” October 29, 2018.
  • Thomas Dirth, “Bridging Disability Studies and Psychological Science: A Research Agenda for 21st Century Disability Psychology,” November 15, 2018.
  • William Sea, “The Opportunities and Challenges of Being Interdisciplinary,” November 26, 2018.

Spring 2018 Lectures

  • Veronica Veaux, “Servant Leadership as a Jedi,” January 17, 2018.
  • Erika Bailey-Johnson, “Working in the Ivory Tower: Breaking Down the Walls of Academia,” January 31, 2018.
  • Katie Peterson, “Putting Molocules to Work: Metal Complexes for Catch-and-Release of Phosphates and Fluorescent Probes for the Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide,” February 27, 2018.
  • Kathryn Klement, “From Virginity to Violence: How Negative Attitudes About Women’s Sexuality Uphold Rape Culture,” April 3, 2018.
  • Camille Brandt, “Art on Saturdays: An Inclusive Project for Children Impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders,” April 3, 2018.
  • Jenna O’Dell, “Examining the Mathematical Dispositions of Elementary Students with an Unsolved Mathematics Problem,” April 16, 2018.

Fall 2017 Lectures

  • Carl Isaacson, “Environmental Endocrine Disruption, Reproductive Dysfunction and Population Level Effects,” September 14, 2017.
  • Jeanine McDermott, Tiffany Hommes, Sheila Paul, “Sustaining Lifelong Wellness,” September 28, 2017.
  • Dennis Lunt, “Torture and American Philosophy,” October 5, 2017.
  • Kelly La Venture, “Analyzing the Economic Impact and Stakeholder Perception of Destination Promotion: A Case Study of the “First City on the Mississippi” as “True North,” November 1, 2018.
  • Jessica Durgan, “The Cultural Phenomenon of Color,” November 1, 2018.
  • Mark Wallert and Research Team, “The Na+-H+ Exchanger Isoform as a Theraputic Target for the Treatment of Cancer,” November 13, 2017.