Library & Open Learning Services

Library & Open Learning Services

Trailblazing Speaker Series

The University Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce Utah Tech students, faculty, and the St. George community to diverse ideas, topics, and personalities and to widen their world view. Forum lectures are free and open to the general public for participation. Utah Tech students can earn one college credit by signing up for LLS 1000R (available to any student with no prerequisites), attending lectures regularly, carefully considering the ideas expressed, and writing about the presentations. This course can be repeated.

Location: Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Center

Date/Time: Tuesdays from 12:00–12:50 p.m. in the fall and spring

“All University Forum events are free and open to the public.”

previous presenters at the University Forum
The list of speakers for the spring
January 30 Sara Sanders Gardner — Changing the World Around You: Embracing Neurodiversity
February 6 Carlos Mercado, MD — Fad Diets, Pills, and What Really Works
February 13 Linda Sabey and Josh Sabey — Turning Anger into Power: A Mother and Son’s Award Winning Cinema
February 20 Natalie Ashby, President of the St. George Regional Hospital & President of the Southwest Utah Market of Intermountain Desert Region
February 27 Tasha Toy
March 5 David Brinley, Senior Legal Counsel for Shell Oil
March 19 Eugene Szymanski, Sr. Geologist, Energy & Minerals Program, Utah Geological Survey
April 2 Donald Morris, MD — Secrets to a Longer Life
April 9 Jerald Simon, Music/Arts Entrepreneur
April 16 Jason Grygla — The Challenges for Neurodiverse Adults and How to Overcome or Mitigate Struggles