MILWAUKEE (Oct. 2, 2012) - Marquette University Student Government presents the 2012-13 Speakers Series. Each academic year, the MUSG Program board invites inspirational, controversial and fascinating speakers to provide insight on issues affecting our world. The speakers series this year will include: anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise on October 11, lead singer of the band Five for Fighting John Ondrasik in November, comedian and star of FX's Totally Biased W. Kamau Bell in January, adventurer and subject of the film 127 Hours Aron Ralston in February, and social entrepreneur Kohl Crecelius in March, and South Korean-born MTV news correspondent SuChin Pak in April.These speakers will discuss topics ranging from social issues, current politics, and personal battles.
The Speaker Series for 2011-12 included presentations from Frank Warren, founder and curator of the PostSecret Project; Morgan Spurlock, controversial documentarian behind Super Size Me and 30 Days; Catharine Hardwicke, director of Thirteen and film production designer; Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, commander of the Joint Task Force-Katrina; and cast members of the MTV show The Buried Life, a group set out to complete a list of “100 Things We Want to Do Before We Die.”
Jessica Couloute, a junior in the College of Communication, attended the Buried Life event last semester. “You get an outside perspective,” said Couloute, “A perspective that is very influential in our society.”
Each event of MUSG’s Speaker Series is free to attend.