Colorado State University - Pueblo offers dynamic speakers in Fall Distinguished Series
PUEBLO –For the third consecutive year, Colorado State University-Pueblo will sponsor a Distinguished Speakers Series that will feature eminent national or international speakers who contribute to current thought in social or political activities, in the arts and sciences, or other realm of contemporary significance by individuals who have distinguished themselves in their fields.
The 2011 Fall Series will feature two Olympic athletes, an award-winning Hispanic actor and community activist, and the manager of organizational development at Warner Brothers.
17 Bruce Jenner, 4 p.m., Massari Arena
Jenner captivated the world when he broke the world record by scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and earned the title of World’s Greatest Athlete. His accomplishments earned him the coveted Wheaties cereal box for seven years. In the years following his athletic achievements, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects and causes. He’s been a guest star on numerous primetime television programs, a commentator for NBC, ABC and Fox sports, and host of his own health show as well as the E! Network’s Keeping up with the Kardashians, which documents the daily lives of the Kardashian/Jenner family.
6 Jeremy Bloom, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom
Bloom is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian and 11-time World Cup gold medalist in freestyle moguls skiing. In 2005, he won a record six straight World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport's history. He was an All-American football player at the University of Colorado and has played professional American football as a wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the founder of the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, which grants lifelong wishes to 80, 90 and 100+ year old people, and the internet company, Integrate.
20 Edward James Olmos, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom
Named by Hispanic Magazine as the nation's most influential Hispanic-American, Olmos is a respected actor and a passionate community activist. An award-winner on Broadway (Zoot Suit), in film (Stand and Deliver, Selena, Blade Runner), and on television (Miami Vice, American Family), where he most recently starred on the critically-acclaimed hit show Battlestar Gallactica—which has won numerous awards and was named by TIME magazine and Rolling Stone as the best show of 2005. Olmos also directed HBO's Walkout, a drama that tells the true story of a group of Chicano students who staged a compelling 1968 walkout to protest the injustices of the public high school system in East Los Angeles.
9 Steve Dealph, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom
Dealph works in corporate Organization Development for Warner Bros. Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA, where helps individuals and groups be more effective and more engaged in the work they do. Before entering the entertainment industry, he spent nearly 20 years in higher education supporting students and organizations be more effective and engaged at Longwood College (VA), Northwestern University (IL) and Miami University in Ohio. He also served as Director of Leadership Education for the North-American Interfraternity Conference, where he developed and facilitated their flagship leadership experience, the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). He has received numerous awards for his service to higher education, including Oustanding Campus Professional Awards from Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternities, the Southeastern Panhellenic Association, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors. The Outstanding Campus Professional Award of the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values is named in his honor.
For more information or an updated schedule, contact the CSU-Pueblo Office of Student Affairs at 549-2687 or visit www.colostate-pueblo.edu/studentactivities. All events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.