anti-nuclear power protest, 1970s

鶹ƽ State students protest against the construction of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant in the 1970s. (file photo)


More than 100 years supporting free speech

Throughout our 125-year existence, 鶹ƽ State University has stood in strong support of freedom of expression in speech, thought and deed.

The Forum Board Lecture Series, originally established in 1937 as the Student Forum and discontinued in 2002, brought in over that time more than 500 nationally and internally known personalities and thought leaders, including major historical figures from all points on the political and academic spectrum. That legacy has been revived with the establishment of the Craig W. Barton Speaker Series, which debuts in April 2022.

Notable Lecture Series events
Name Academic
Year
Lecture Date Lecture Series
1937 2/11/1937 Student Forum
1938 11/10/1937 Student Forum
1938 11/17/1937 Student Forum
1938 12/1/1937 Student Forum
Elizabeth P. MacCullum 1938 1/12/1938 Student Forum
Dr. Rupert P. Vance 1938 1/26/1938 Student Forum
Maxwell Stewart 1938 2/9/1938 Student Forum
1938 2/23/1938 Student Forum
Dr. No Yong Park 1938 3/9/1938 Student Forum
1939 11/16/1938 Student Forum
1939 12/2/1938 Student Forum
Philip R. Noakes 1939 12/2/1938 Student Forum
1939 1/18/1939 Student Forum
Ralph Hinman 1939 2/2/1939 Student Forum
1939 2/23/1939 Student Forum
1939 3/23/1939 Student Forum
1939 4/20/1939 Student Forum
1940 11/1/1939 Student Forum
1940 11/23/1939 Student Forum
George J. Bean 1940 12/4/1939 Student Forum
Victor Hugh Parkinson 1940 12/4/1939 Student Forum
1940 1/8/1940 Student Forum
Dr. George Earle Raiguel 1940 3/7/1940 Student Forum
Dr. Howard Haggard 1940 3/20/1940 Student Forum
1940 4/4/1940 Student Forum
1940 5/2/1940 Student Forum
1941 10/9/1940 Student Forum
1941 10/9/1940 Student Forum
Orville McPherson 1941 10/9/1940 Student Forum
1941 11/13/1940 Student Forum
Gordon B. Enders 1941 12/2/1940 Student Forum
1941 2/10/1941 Student Forum
1941 3/26/1941 Student Forum
1941 4/7/1941 Student Forum
1942 10/22/1941 Student Forum
1942 11/6/1941 Student Forum
1942 12/4/1941 Student Forum
Kent Sagendorph 1942 2/5/1942 Student Forum
Lew Sarrett 1942 3/16/1942 Student Forum
1942 4/22/1942 Student Forum
Dr. No Yong Park 1943 10/26/1942 Student Forum
1943 11/25/1942 Student Forum
1943 12/10/1942 Student Forum
1943 12/10/1942 Student Forum
1943 12/10/1942 Student Forum
1943 4/4/1943 Student Forum
1943 4/15/1943 Student Forum
1944 10/27/1943 Student Forum
1944 10/27/1943 Student Forum
1944 11/22/1943 Student Forum
1944 2/25/1944 Student Forum
1944 3/22/1944 Student Forum
1945 10/12/1944 Student Forum
1945 12/13/1944 Student Forum
1945 2/20/1945 Student Forum
Edmund Stevens 1945 3/8/1945 Student Forum
Dr. Hubert Herring 1945 4/23/1945 Student Forum
1946 10/16/1945 Student Forum
1946 11/19/1945 Student Forum
Sidney Montague 1946 1/7/1946 Student Forum
1946 2/14/1946 Student Forum
1946 3/26/1946 Student Forum
George Moorad 1947 12/11/1946 Student Forum
1947 1/8/1947 Student Forum
1947 2/5/1947 Student Forum
1947 2/20/1947 Student Forum
1947 10/20/1948 Student Forum
1948 10/6/1947 Student Forum
1948 11/19/1947 Student Forum
1948 2/3/1948 Student Forum
1948 2/26/1948 Student Forum
1948 4/21/1948  
1949 10/20/1948 Student Forum
Robert Magidoff 1949 11/10/1948 Student Forum
1949 1/12/1949 Student Forum
1949 2/3/1949 Student Forum
Hamlet: Movie with Laurence Olivier 1949 2/21/1949  
1949 3/29/1949 Student Forum
Joseph Thanner 1949 5/19/1949  
1950 10/26/1949 Student Forum
1950 11/16/1949 Student Forum
Dr. John Ise 1950 12/7/1949 Student Forum
Dr. Bharatan Kumarappa 1950 1/18/1950 Student Forum
1950 3/15/1950 Student Forum
1950 4/12/1950 Student Forum
1950 5/2/1950 Student Forum
1951 10/25/1950 Student Forum
1951 11/16/1950 Student Forum
1951 11/29/1950 Student Forum
Bill Costello 1951 2/13/1951 Student Forum
1951 3/21/1951 Student Forum
1951 4/2/1951  
1952 10/24/1951 Student Forum
1952 11/28/1951 Student Forum
1952 1/29/1952 Student Forum
1952 3/12/1952 Student Forum
Nicholas Nyaradi 1953 5/15/1952  
Dr. You Chan Yang 1953 10/21/1952 Student Forum
1953 11/21/1952 Student Forum
1953 12/17/1952 Student Forum
1953 4/2/1953 Student Forum
1954 10/14/1953 Student Forum
Don Cossack Chorus 1954 10/27/1953 Student Forum
1954 11/10/1953 Student Forum
Neal McNeill 1954 2/8/1954 Student Forum
1954 2/25/1954 Student Forum
Leon Pearson 1954 3/10/1954 Student Forum
1955 10/26/1954 Student Forum
1955 12/7/1954 Student Forum
1955 2/16/1955 Student Forum
1955 3/9/1955 Student Forum
1955 4/13/1955 Student Forum
Bill Costello 1956   Student Forum
1956   Student Forum
1956   Student Forum
Dr. Frolick Rainey 1956   Student Forum
1956   Student Forum
1957 Nov. 1956 Student Forum
1957   Student Forum
1957   Student Forum
Drew Pearson 1957   Student Forum
1957   Student Forum
1958 3/23/1958 Student Forum
1958 5/14/1958 Student Forum
1958   Student Forum
William Lawrence 1958   Student Forum
1958   Student Forum
Albert Schlesinger 1959 11/14/1958 Student Forum
1959 4/17/1959 Student Forum
1959   Student Forum
1959   Student Forum
1959   Student Forum
Earl Schaefer 1960 3/15/1959 Student Forum
1960   Student Forum
1960   Student Forum
1960   Student Forum
1960   Student Forum
1960   Student Forum
Musa Amalemba 1961   Student Forum
1961   Student Forum
1961   Student Forum
1961   Student Forum
1962   Student Forum
1962   Student Forum
1962   Student Forum
1962   Student Forum
1962   Student Forum
1963 3/18/1963 Student Forum
1963 3/21/1963 Student Forum
1963 5/6/1963 Student Forum
1963 5/17/1963 Student Forum
Dr. Francis A. Richards 1963   Student Forum
Dr. S.Y. Tyree 1963   Student Forum
1964   Student Forum
Alova Wehr 1964   Student Forum
1965 3/12/1965 Student Forum
1965 5/21/1965 Student Forum
1965   Student Forum
1965   Student Forum
1965   Student Forum
Michael Duffy 1966 10/4/1965 Student Forum
Toronto Teach-In 1966 10/9/1965 Student Forum
1966 10/13/1965 Student Forum
Dr. Robert Presthus 1966 10/22/1965 Student Forum
Inigo Bing 1966 3/3/1966 Student Forum
Robert Marhall-Andrews 1966 3/3/1966 Student Forum
Dr. Ralph Nichols 1966 3/21/1966 Student Forum
1967 3/22/1967 Student Forum
1967 4/13/1967 Student Forum
Jacque Weil 1967 4/26/1967 Student Forum
1967 5/10/1967 Student Forum
Sylvester Broderick 1967 5/17/1967 Student Forum
1968 9/18/1967 Forum Board
1968 10/2/1967 Forum Board
1968 10/16/1967 Forum Board
1968 11/9/1967 Forum Board
Prof. William E. Miller 1968 11/16/1967 Forum Board
Prof. W.H. Goetzman 1968 12/1/1967 Forum Board
1968 12/7/1967 Forum Board
1968 3/15/1968 Forum Board
Bill Sands 1968 5/6/1968 Forum Board
1968 5/14/1968 Forum Board
1968 Fall 1967 Forum Board
1969 9/9/1968 Forum Board
1969 10/3/1968 Forum Board
Gordon D. Hall 1969 10/14/1968 Forum Board
1969 3/18/1969 Forum Board
1969 4/15/1969 Forum Board
1969 5/8/1969 Forum Board
1970 9/15/1969 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1970 11/7/1969 Forum Board
Alastair Finlayson 1970 11/7/1969 Forum Board
Mino Badner 1970 11/13/1969 Forum Board Black Arts Series
1970 11/17/1969 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1970 2/9/1970 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Wendell Brooks 1970 2/16/1970 Forum Board Black Arts Series
1970 3/12/1970 Forum Board Black Arts Series
1970 3/19/1970 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
James Brewer 1970 4/1/1970 Forum Board Black Arts Series Symposium
Odetta Holmes 1970 4/1/1970 Forum Board Black Arts Series Symposium
1970 4/1/1970 Forum Board Black Arts Series Symposium
1970 5/7/1970 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1970 7/7/1970 Forum Board
1971 9/18/1970 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1971 10/16/1970 Forum Board
1971 11/12/1970 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1971 3/4/1971 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1971 4/15/1971 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Dr. 1971 4/20/1971 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1971 7/12/1971 Distinguished Speaker Series Summer Lecture
1972 9/16/1971 Forum Board
1972 10/13/1971 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1972 12/2/1971 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1972 2/7/1972 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1972 3/22/1972 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Ernest Dunbar 1972 4/21/1972 Forum Board
1972    
1972   Summer Lecture
Elizabeth S. Donno 1972    
Jose Guttierrez 1972    
1973 9/29/1972 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1973 11/12/1972 Forum Board
1973 1/30/1973 Forum Board
1973 2/13/1973 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1973 4/19/1973 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Raymond Bisplinghoff 1973   Forum Board
Sen. Joseph Montoya 1973   Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1974 10/1/1973 Forum Board
1974 11/2/1973 Forum Board
1974 1/28/1974 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1974 2/19/1974 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1974 3/8/1974 Forum Board
1974   Forum Board
1974   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1974   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
Joyce Cavarozzi 1974   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1974   Forum Board
Dr. Margaret Lindsey 1974   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1974   Forum Board
1974   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1975 9/6/1974 Forum Board
1975 10/2/1974 Forum Board
1975 10/2/1974 Forum Board
1975 3/7/1975 Forum Board
1975 4/4/1975 Forum Board
1975 4/7/1975 Forum Board
Don Lee 1975 4/11/1975 Forum Board
1975 4/15/1975 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1975 4/21/1975 Forum Board
1975 4/29/1975 Forum Board
1975 5/2/1975 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Edwin Ulrich 1975 5/5/1975 Forum Board
1975   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1975   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
Ermond Norrist 1975   Forum Board
Martha Peterson 1975    
1975    
1975    
1976 9/4/1975 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1976 9/26/1975  
1976 10/16/1975 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Fergus Clydesdale 1976 11/24/1975 Forum Board
1976 12/9/1975 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1976 1/29/1976 Forum Board
1976 3/25/1976 Forum Board
1976 4/8/1976 Forum Board
1976 4/22/1976 Forum Board
1976 6/16/1976 Forum Board
1976 7/19/1976 Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
Dr. Stephen Kemp Briley 1976   Forum Board
1976   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
Richard Gibb 1976    
1976    
James Nixon 1976    
1977 6/10/1976 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1977 6/12/1976 Forum Board
1977 10/29/1976 Forum Board
1977 1/21/1977 Forum Board
1977 2/4/1977 Forum Board
1977 3/31/1977 Forum Board
1977 4/22/1977 Forum Board
1977 4/29/1977 Forum Board
Jesse Lair 1977 6/22/1977 Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1977   Forum Board
1977   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
Philip Dacey 1977    
Ann Smith 1977    
1977    
1978 10/5/1977 Forum Board
1978 12/8/1977 Forum Board
1978 2/2/1978 Forum Board
1978 2/15/1978 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1978 2/20/1978 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1978 4/21/1978 Forum Board
1978 5/1/1978 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1978   Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Barbara Brown 1978   Summer Lecture, Distinguished Speaker Series
Kenneth Cooper 1978   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1978   Forum Board
Larry Shumaker 1978    
Chhang Song 1978    
1978   Forum Board
1978   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1979 11/28/1978 Forum Board
1979 1/25/1979 Forum Board
1979 2/12/1979 Forum Board
1979 2/26/1979 Forum Board
1979 3/1/1979 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1979 4/11/1979 Forum Board
1979 4/21/1979 Forum Board
1979    
Wallace Black Elk 1979    
Anne Davis 1979   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1979   Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1979    
Mark Loizeaux 1979    
Susan Slaughter 1979    
1979    
1980 9/10/1979 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1980 10/11/1979 Forum Board
1980 10/19/1979 Forum Board
1980 10/25/1979 Forum Board
1980 11/26/1979 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1980 12/5/1979 Forum Board
1980 1/17/1980 Forum Board
1980 1/21/1980 Forum Board
1980 1/30/1980 Forum Board
1980 2/4/1980 Forum Board
1980 3/1/1980 Forum Board
1980 3/23/1980 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1980 3/29/1980 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1980 4/11/1980 Forum Board
1980 5/1/1980 Forum Board
1980 5/5/1980 Forum Board
1980 5/8/1980 Forum Board
1980   Forum Board
1980   Forum Board
1980   Forum Board
Pierre Mornell 1980   Forum Board
Dr. Irving K. Zola 1980
1981 9/2/1980 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1981 9/8/1980 Forum Board
1981 9/23/1980 Forum Board
1981 10/24/1980 Forum Board
Ken Wooden 1981 11/21/1980 Forum Board
1981 1/26/1981 Forum Board
1981 2/23/1981 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1981 4/11/1981 Forum Board
1981 4/15/1981 Forum Board
1981   Forum Board
1981   Forum Board
1981   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1981   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1981   Forum Board
Tom Parks 1981   Forum Board
1982 9/17/1981 Forum Board
1982 10/2/1981 Forum Board
1982 10/23/1981 Forum Board
1982 11/18/1981 Forum Board
1982 12/7/1981 Forum Board
1982 2/7/1982 Forum Board
1982   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
Elinor Lenz 1982   Summer Lecture Distinguished Speaker Series
1982    
1982    
1982   Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Rep. 1983 1/21/1983 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1983 1/25/1983 Forum Board
1983 2/21/1983 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Dr. 1983 2/25/1983 Forum Board
1983 Nov. 1982 Forum Board
Tom Sullivan 1983    
1984 9/15/1983 Forum Board
1984 10/3/1983 Forum Board
1984 10/17/1983 Forum Board
1984 1/27/1984 Forum Board
1984 2/22/1984 Forum Board
Sen. 1984 3/5/1984 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Dr. 1984 3/8/1984 Forum Board
Bella Abzug 1984 3/21/1984 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Lerone Bennett 1984 4/17/1984 Forum Board
Amb. Jean Gerard 1984 4/19/1984 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Linus Pauling 1984 4/23/1984 Forum Board
Judith Martin 1984 4/25/1984 Forum Board
Carlos Fuentes 1984 5/1/1984 Forum Board
Eric Sevareid 1984 6/5/1984 Forum Board
John Anderson 1984 Jan. 1984 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Richard Reeves 1985 9/11/1984 Forum Board
David Gergen 1985 9/24/1984 Forum Board
Gloria Steinem 1985 10/16/1984 Forum Board
Kurt Vonnegut 1985 10/26/1984 Forum Board
Mary Berry 1985 11/14/1984 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Patricia Schroeder 1985 12/3/1984 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Ossie Davis 1985 1/28/1985 Forum Board
Ruby Dee 1985 1/28/1985 Forum Board
Donald Woods 1985 2/6/1985 Forum Board
Arkady Shevchenko 1985 4/3/1985 Forum Board
Joseph Heller 1986 9/25/1985 Forum Board
Dr. Christian Barnard 1986 10/21/1985 Forum Board
Richard Leakey 1986 10/30/1985 Forum Board
Stella Nowicki 1986 10/30/1985 Forum Board
G. Gordon Liddy 1986 11/19/1985 Forum Board
Bob Edwards 1986 1/29/1986 Forum Board
Gov. John Carlin 1986 2/20/1986 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Randall Robinson 1986 2/24/1986 Forum Board
Nikki Giovanni 1986 3/3/1986 Forum Board
Paul Conrad 1986 3/24/1986 Forum Board
Paul & Anne Ehrlich 1986 4/11/1986 Forum Board
Mervyn Silverman 1986 5/6/1986 Forum Board
William F. Buckley 1986 12/4/1986 Forum Board
Facet Ensemble 1986   Forum Board
Jeff Greenfield 1987 9/22/1986 Forum Board
Dith Pran 1987 10/8/1986 Forum Board
Henry Cisneros 1987 11/7/1986 Forum Board
John Van Doren 1987 11/14/1986 Forum Board
Alain Robbe-Grillet 1987 11/15/1986 Forum Board
Frances Moore Lappe 1987 11/20/1986 Forum Board
Anne Burford 1987 1/26/1987 Forum Board
The Rev. Leon Sullivan 1987 2/9/1987 Forum Board
Susan Brownmiller 1987 3/2/1987 Forum Board
Linda Ellerbee 1987 4/20/1987 Forum Board
1987 6/17/1987 Forum Board
1987   Forum Board
1987   Forum Board
1988 9/28/1987 Forum Board
1988 10/28/1987 Forum Board
Mel Kahn 1988 10/28/1987 Forum Board
1988 11/2/1987 Forum Board
1988 1/25/1988 Forum Board
1988 2/16/1988 Forum Board
1988 3/7/1988 Forum Board
1988 4/21/1988 Forum Board
1988 6/27/1988 Forum Board
1989 9/16/1988 Forum Board
Thompson 1989 9/16/1988 Forum Board
1989 10/14/1988 Forum Board
Arthur Schlesinger 1989 11/18/1988 Forum Board
1989 2/1/1989 Forum Board
1989 3/2/1989 Forum Board
1989 3/24/1989 Forum Board
Samuel Lewis 1989 5/1/1989 Forum Board
1989 6/13/1989 Forum Board
1990 9/19/1989 Forum Board
1990 10/6/1989 Forum Board
Bob Blackwill 1990 10/12/1989 Forum Board
1990 11/6/1989 Forum Board
1990 2/20/1990 Forum Board
1990 3/26/1990 Forum Board
1990 6/12/1990 Forum Board
1991 9/25/1990 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Louis Sturns 1991 10/12/1990 Forum Board
1991 10/23/1990 Forum Board
Will Keim 1991 11/12/1990 Forum Board
1991 1/25/1991 Forum Board
1991 2/27/1991 Forum Board
1991 3/26/1991 Forum Board
1991 6/24/1991 Summer Lecture
1991   Forum Board
Kati Perry Haycock 1992 9/20/1991 Forum Board
Amb. 1992 10/1/1991 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
Thomas Farrar 1992 10/17/1991 Forum Board
1992 11/5/1991 Forum Board
1992 11/8/1991 Forum Board
1992 2/5/1992 Forum Board
1992 3/16/1992 Forum Board
1992 4/10/1992 Forum Board
1992 6/18/1992 Summer Lecture
1992   Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1993 10/25/1992 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1993 11/9/1992 Forum Board
Lu Li 1993 1/29/1993 Forum Board
1993 3/9/1993 Forum Board Distinguished Speaker Series
1994 2/3/1993 Forum Board
1994 2/7/1994 Forum Board
1994 4/19/1993 Forum Board
1994 9/17/1993 Forum Board
1994 11/9/1993 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1994 12/7/1993 Forum Board
Sharon Lund 1994    
1995 9/8/1994 Forum Board
1995 10/18/1994 Forum Board
1995 11/3/1994 Forum Board
1995 2/7/1995 Forum Board
1995 3/30/1995 Forum Board
1995 3/30/1995 Forum Board
1995 4/27/1995 Forum Board
1996 8/27/1995 Forum Board
Rawn Spearman 1996 9/23/1995 Forum Board
Craig Miner 1996 10/10/1995 Forum Board
Charles Murray 1996 11/30/1995 Forum Board
1996 11/30/1995 Forum Board
1996 2/13/1996 Forum Board
1996 3/10/1996 Forum Board
Barry Williams 1996 4/13/1996 Forum Board
1997 4/18/1996 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
1997 10/15/1996 Forum Board
1997 2/6/1997 Forum Board
1997 3/11/1997 Forum Board
1998 10/17/1997 Forum Board
1998 10/26/1997 Forum Board
1998 11/10/1997 Forum Board
1998 2/9/1998 Forum Board
1998 3/2/1998 Forum Board
1998 4/8/1998 Forum Board
1999 9/22/1998 Forum Board
1999 10/20/1998 Forum Board
1999 3/30/1999 Forum Board Eisenhower Lecture
2000 10/14/1999 Forum Board
2000 1/24/2000 Forum Board
Capitol Steps 2001 11/8/2000 Forum Board
2001 4/3/2001 Forum Board
2002 10/24/2001 Forum Board
2002 5/7/2002 Forum Board
Robert Gates 2022 4/27/2022 Barton Speaker Series
Cody Keenan 2023 2/30/2023 Barton Speaker Series

Freedom of Expression events gallery

  • U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr and Sen. Jerry Moran, 2019
  • Student Organizations
  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, 2019
  • Director Spike Lee, 1991
  • Dr. Alexander White, 2014
  • Laverne Cox, 2015
  • Mark Parkinson, 2011
  • Boris Yeltsin, 1993
  • Robert Gates, 2023