Special Events and Programs

Check back frequently as we add more events throughout the spring semester.

  • Professor Steve Hageman (Center for Student Success): “Free Speech, Sports, and Protest in American History and Memory” Jan. 28 @ 12
  • Professor Andrea J. Boyack (School of Law), The Interpretation & Enforcement of Non-disclosure Agreements- Feb. 11 @ 12:30
  • Professor Steve Cann (Political Science): “Westboro Baptist Church Wins before the Supreme Court” March 5 @ 12 [Note: this is a Tues.]
  • Professors Shirley Dinkle & Caren Dick (School of Nursing): “Tattoos and Piercings among Health Care Professionals,” March 18 @ 12
  • Professor Ben Willis (Art): Art and Expression, April 1 @ 12
  • Professor Linsey Moddelmog (Political Science): Mansplaining, April 22 @ 12
  • Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces, with Professor Chris Jones (Religious Studies), Professor Louise Krug (English), Dakie Washington (Center for Student Success), Melisa Posey (University Diversity & Inclusion), & students—Feb. 26 @ 1 p.m.
  • “Sticks and Stones: The Power of Words, What Can Be Said, What Should be Said and What is Really Prohibited,” with Professor Jeffrey Jackson, Marc Fried, and Laura Bond from ACLU Kansas, April 4@ 2 p.m. 
  • The Misuse of Science in Promoting Pseudoscientific Claims, with Professor Brian Thomas (Physics), Professor Laura Murphy (Anthropology), Professor Erin Grant (Criminal Justice) , and Professor Ande Davis (English) April 22 @ 3 p.m.
  • "Public Squares or Private Platforms: A Discussion about Social Media and Free Speech," with Professor Annie Miller (Political Science), Professor Geoff Way (English), and Professor Joey Kendall-Morwick (Computer Science at Missouri Western State) May 1 @ 2 p.m.
  • Quick Tips for Public Speaking, with Professor Tracy Routsong (Communication Studies)—Stage in Union Market 2/19 @ 12 p.m. and 3/28 @ 12 p.m.
  • Know Your First Amendment, with students from the Washburn School of Law— Union  Underground 1/23 @ 12 p.m. and 3/7 @ 12 p.m.

  • Professor Tom Prasch (history), “Inalienable Rights”: The Spread of an Idea, Feb. 6 @ 12 p.m., International House
  • Professor Maria Stover (mass media), "Media Freedom: A Global Overview of Countries and Trends," March 6 @ 12 p.m., International House
  • Professor Kara Kendall Morwick ( English), "Banned Books Around the World," March 20 @ 12 p.m., International House
  • Professor Bill Rich (School of Law), TBD, April 10 @ 12 p.m., International House
  • Professor Madeline Eschenburg (art), May 1 @ 12 p.m., International House 
  • Mulane Art Exhibit, "Expressions of Freedom"
  • "Watch Ya Mouth" discussion with the Black Student Union and HALO, Feb. 4 @ 7 p.m., Blair Room of Living Learning Center
  • "Don't Touch My Hair" discussion with the Black Student Union, Feb. 11 @ 7 p.m., Blair Room
  • Dr. Dyan Watson (co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives and author of “Letter from a Black Mom to Her Son), "Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms"— Feb. 4 @ 7 p.m., Washburn A/B of Memorial Union
  • Harold Holzer (Lincoln scholar), "President Lincoln and 150 Years of Fake News"— Feb. 21 @ 3 p.m., Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
  • 3rd Annual Step Show (It's a Greek Thing)—Feb. 28 @ 7 p.m., White Concert Hall
  • David Roediger (Professor of history and American studies at KU), "Who Freed the Slaves and Why It Matters," March 6 @ 3 p.m., Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
  • Desmond Egan— March 8 @ 7 p.m., "An Irish Poet on Expressions of Freedom," Rita Blitt Gallery
  • Rhonda LeValdo (Professor of Media Communications, Haskell Univeristy), "Free Speech in Indian Country," April 8 @ 1 p.m., Rita Blitt Gallery
  • Jennicet Gutiérrez (Activist for Immigration Rights & Transgender Rights)— April 15 @ 12:30 p.m., Washburn A/B
  • Drag Show, April 19 @ 7 p.m., Washburn A/B

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