Lectures

Current Lineup

Jackie Cruz
September 26, 2017
USF Marshall Student Center Oval Theater

Jackie Cruz

The University Lecture Series is proud to welcome singer, songwriter, actress, and "Flaca" from Netflix's number one-rated series Orange is the New Black, Jackie Cruz. Jackie is an up-and-coming multi-talented artist, who has entertained thousands with her unique sound, artistic skills and new groundbreaking role. She was recently named one of the "Top Latino Powerhouses under 40" by The Hollywood Reporter. In her lecture titled "Cruzing Through Adversity," Jackie offers lessons on resilience, determination, and using life's challenges as opportunities to change your perception of the world for the better. Crediting a near-fatal car accident for leading her down a better path, Jackie empowers audiences to harness their inner strength and sense of gratitude to learn from challenging life experiences, and how to use that hard-fought wisdom to persevere and come out stronger than ever.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Check in for the lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the lecture. USF Tampa student tickets are available at usf.edu/ulsreg while supplies last. Non-student attendees will be admitted first come, first served at the doors on the day of the event until capacity is reached.

 

R.L. Stine
October 25, 2017
USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom

R.L. Stine

The University Lecture Series is excited to welcome record-breaking, internationally best-selling author of the Goosebumps series, R. L. Stine. Stine's Goosebumps series for young people has sold more than 300 million copies in this country alone and has become a publishing phenomenon in 32 languages around the world. The Guinness Book of World Records cited him as the best-selling series author in history. Many of his original readers are now in their twenties and thirties. Today, Stine sets his sights on adults with a terrifying new horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt. In Red Rain, Stine uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very grownup fears. Stine's previous novels for adults include Superstitious, The Sitter, and Eye Candy.

The lecture will be on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Check in for the lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the lecture. USF Tampa student tickets are available at usf.edu/ulsreg while supplies last. Non-student attendees will be admitted first come, first served at the doors on the day of the event until capacity is reached.

 

Ian Harvie
November 14, 2017
USF Marshall Student Center Oval Theater

Ian Harvie

The University Lecture Series is thrilled to welcome groundbreaking transgender comedian, actor, writer, storyteller, and producer, Ian Harvie. ULS plans to collaborate with organizations such as the Trans+ Student Union, Safe Zone program, and the Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Ian is best known as "Dale" on the 2-time Golden Globe Award-winning and 5-time Emmy Award-winning Amazon original series, Transparent. Ian has also appeared on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, CNN's Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, PBS's Roadtrip Nation and ABC's Comics Unleashed. With eccentric views on love, family, gender identification, and popular culture, Ian offers a broadly relatable and hilarious performance, and he proves that laughter cuts across all gender identities and ultimately unites us all.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Check in for the lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the lecture. USF Tampa student tickets are available at usf.edu/ulsreg while supplies last. Non-student attendees will be admitted first come, first served at the doors on the day of the event until capacity is reached.

 

 

 

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