Dr. Kenya Taylor
Mortar Board adviser, 308.865.8843
Mortar Board at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has selected Dr. Tom Martin, UNK philosophy professor, to speak in the the Last Lecture Series this week.
Dr. Martin will give his presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the UNK Nebraskan Student Union Cedar Room.
His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be presented as if he were giving his last lecture.
The Last Lecture Series is a well-established Mortar Board tradition on the UNK campus. Every year, Mortar Board members nominate a faculty or staff member for the honor of delivering his or her “last lecture.” Students nominate professors or staff who have had an impact in or out of the classroom. The members then vote to select a speaker from among the nominees.
“The faculty member selected is invited to present the last lecture,” said Dr. Kenya Taylor, chair of the Department of Communication Disorders. “The faculty member may speak about anything, but the faculty member is told to prepare the presentation as if it were his/her last opportunity to speak to a group of students. We have had wonderful lecturers in the past speaking on themes such as leadership, first amendment rights, politics and motivational topics.”