Dr. Roger Thomas,
Professor of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
We have chosen to list all of The Arts and Sciences Lectures of the past, both in chronological order and by department. We do this to honor those who have earned this distinction and because the topics of the lectures give a good overview of the many dimensions of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Arts and Sciences Lecture Series was established by action of the College of Arts
and Sciences Council on March 8, 1968. Its purpose is to honor Arts and Sciences
faculty members who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the
University and to their disciplines. There are two lectures each year, a Fall
Lecture and a Spring Lecture.
(Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Guidelines [ rtf ] )
Dr. Robert McLaughlin,
Professor of English
The first twenty years of lectures have been collected into a volume published by Illinois State University in 1990, entitled, First 20 Years: Arts and Sciences Lectures 1968-1988. Edited by Dr. Richard H. Dammers.