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Past Last Lectures

40th Annual- 2015
Dr. Fee Busby, Wildland Resources- “Make a Difference: It’s Our Only Hope”
You can view a video recording of Dr. Busby’s Last Lecture here

39th Annual- 2014
Dr. Nat B. Frazer, Environment and Society- “Teaching Fast and Slow: What Have We Done For You Lately?”
You can view a video recording of Dr. Frazer’s Last Lecture here

38th Annual – 2013
Dr. Phebe Jensen, English – “I’ll Drown My Book: Shakespeare’s Last Lecture”
You can view a video recording of Dr. Jensen’s Last Lecture here

37th Annual – 2012
Dr. John C. Allen, Sociology – “The Role of Community in a Civil Society”
You can listen to a podcast of Dr. Allen’s Last Lecture here

36th Annual – 2011
Dr. Joyce Kinkead, English – “Standing on Boo Radley’s Porch: The Importance of Story”
You can watch Dr. Kinkead’s Last Lecture here, and read an article about it here

35th Annual – 2010
Dr. Charles Swenson, Engineering -“We Choose to Go to the Moon”
You can view a video recording of Dr. Swenson’s Last Lecture here

34th Annual – 2009
Dr. Ann Berghout Austin, Family, Consumer, and Human Development – “Children: My Least Common Denominator”
You can view a video recording of Dr. Austin’s Last Lecture here

33rd Annual – 2008
Dr. David Peak, Physics – “Complexity and the New Academy: They Put My Office Where?”
You can listen to Dr. Peak’s Last Lecture here

32nd Annual – 2007
Dr. Patricia Gantt, English – “Waiting for the World to Change: Reflections of an Aging Hippie”
You can download a copy of Dr. Gantt’s Last Lecture here

31st Annual – 2006
Dr. Mark Damen, Theatre Arts/History – “‘Look There! Look There!’: What’s the Past Imperative?”

30th Annual – 2005
Dr. James P. Evans, Geology – “Utah 2050: Oil, Milk, and Water in a Land of Plenty (of People)”

29th Annual – 2004
Dr. William L. Furlong, Political Science – “Academic Freedom & Political Correctness: Teaching Controversial Topics Constructively”

28th Annual – 2003
Dr. Randy T. Simmons, Political Science – “The Tyranny of Good Intentions”

27th Annual – 2002
Dr. Tom Peterson, Interior Design – “If It Speaks to You, Listen; If It is Mute, Move On”

26th Annual – 2001
Dr. Craig W. Johnson, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning – “A Tale of Two Communities: Managing the Ordeal of Change in the Intermountain West”

25th Annual – 2000
Dr. Anne J. Anderson, Biology – “Research: Both Crystal Ball Gazing and Detective Skill”

24th Annual – 1999
Dr. Carol O’Connor, History – “Freedom Crashed Down on Me”

23rd Annual – 1998
Last Lecture was not held this year

22nd Annual – 1997
Dr. Ken Brewer, English – “The Beautiful Changes: Poetry at the End of the Century”

21st Annual – 1996
Dr. Norman Jones, History – “Evil and the History of Virtue”

20th Annual – 1995
Dr. David Lancy, Anthropology – “Succor the Children”

19th Annual – 1994
Dr. Joseph Morse, Chemistry – “Life is a Growth Curve…(?)! It’s Chemistry!”

18th Annual – 1993
Dr. Richard Sherlock, Philosophy – “The Three Journeys of Humankind”

17th Annual – 1992
Dr. Chuck Johnson, Philosophy – “The Gong”

16th Annual – 1991
Dr. Jim MacMahon, Biology – “What I Was Hired To Do Is Not Part of My Job”

15th Annual – 1990
Dr. Larry Cannon, Math – “Who Grades the Graders?”

14th Annual – 1989
Dr. Charles Lutz, Business Information Systems – “Education: The Last Odyssey”

13th Annual – 1988
Dr. Howard Carlisle, Business Administration – “America’s Leadership Crisis”

12th Annual – 1987
Dr. Ross Allen, Secondary Education – “U.S. Education: Committing Hara-Kiri?”

11th Annual – 1986
Dr. Richard B. Powers, Psychology – “Alternatives to the Lecture”

10th Annual – 1985
Dr. James J. Kennedy, Forest Resources – “Staying a Student of Trees and People as Your Hair Turns Gray”

9th Annual – 1984
Dr. Kenneth C. Farrer, Secondary Education – “Beyond Basic Mastery to Something More”

8th Annual – 1983
Dr. T.Y. Booth, English – “Humanism”

7th Annual – 1982
Dr. W. Farrell Edwards, Physics – “To Honor the Individual”

6th Annual – 1981
Dr. Warren Burton, Music – “Straight Shooters Always Win”

5th Annual – 1980
Dr. J. Clair Batty, Mechanical Engineering – “On Agonies and Ecstasies of Academic Acclimation”

4th Annual – 1979
Dr. M. Judd Harmon, Political Science – “A Few Options”

3rd Annual – 1978
Dr. Irving Wassermann, Music – “Making Music and Musicians”

2nd Annual – 1977
Dr. F. Ross Peterson, History – “No Exit: The Contemporary Search for Historical Reality”

1st Annual – 1976
Dr. Garth Lee, Chemistry – “Ideas on Teaching”