What Would Be Your Final Words?

The Arkansas Tech University Anthropology Club will present Dr. Peter Dykema as the speaker for its fall 2018 “The Last Lecture” event on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Dykema, professor of history at ATU, will speak beginning at 7 p.m. in Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. Admission will be open to the public.

“The Last Lecture” is an opportunity for professors to provide a hypothetical final address to a class of students.

Dykema holds a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and master’s degrees from Western Theological Seminary and the University of Arizona. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona in 1998 and joined the Arkansas Tech faculty in 2001.

“The Last Lecture” is inspired by former Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch, who gave a lecture entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on Sept. 18, 2007, after he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Pausch died on July 25, 2008.

Tuesday’s event at Doc Bryan Lecture Hall is an On Track event on the Aspiring Leader track.