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Knight to Present 'Last Lecture' at WIU Nov. 14

November 8, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University College of Arts and Sciences Student Council will present the "Last Lecture Series" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Morgan Hall, room 109.

Professor Tracy Knight, of the WIU Department of Psychology, will present his "Last Lecture" titled "Without a Net: Living with the Joy of Uncertainty."

The Last Lecture presentation will allow Knight to share reflections from his life's journey and to speak to students as if it were the last lecture he was ever going to present. The concept of a "Last Lecture" became nationally recognized in 2007, with Randy Pausch, who gave his "Last Lecture" speech on Sept. 18, 2007, at Carnegie Mellon University.

Pausch's best-selling book by the same name was chosen as WIU's First Year Experience reading selection for 2010-2011. Since Pausch's presentation, the "Last Lecture" concept has been popularized and offered on college campuses throughout the United States.

Thursday's presentation is part of the University's First Year Experience.
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