‘Last Lecture’ to Highlight WSU Faculty Forum

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University English professor Diane Krantz will deliver her “last lecture” on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

Krantz, who has a doctoral degree in English, as well as a background in math and science, will present “Overlap in the Arts and Sciences: It’s All Relative.” The lecture will discuss how the subjects can be intertwined for a blended learning experience. 

The Last Lecture Series showcases and honors the work of outstanding WSU professors. Each year WSU’s Teaching & Learning Forum accepts nominations for professors who inspire, entertain or challenge their students. One professor is chosen and honored with the distinction of giving the lecture of a lifetime — the lecture she would give if she could never lecture again.

“The last lecture is a big event because we get the chance to highlight a faculty member and her personal interests,” said Adam Johnston, chair of the Teaching, Learning & Assessment Committee. 

Krantz’s lecture will conclude the eighth annual Faculty Forum at WSU. A multi-day celebration of scholarship that started on Oct. 12 and continues through Oct. 26, offers faculty the opportunity to share their research with students, colleagues and the public. This year’s forum features a variety of topics, including nursing responses, creative fiction and internal peptide transport. 

Johnston said it’s important to hold the forum so that people are more aware of what is going on, on campus.

“This gives faculty a chance to get out of their buildings and look at the work that is being done elsewhere,” he said. “It is also a great opportunity for collaboration.”

The lecture and forum are free to the public. Forum presentations will be held between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19, with a new lecture starting every hour in the Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

For a complete schedule, visit weber.edu/tlf/facultyforum.html.

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Adam Johnston, chair, Teaching, Learning & Assessment Committee
801-626-7711 •  ajohnston@weber.edu

Diane Krantz, English Professor
801-626-6543  •  dkrantz@weber.edu


Corie Holmes, office of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • corieholmes@weber.edu