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MSU announces second annual Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

October 8, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Six Montana State University faculty members will deliver lectures throughout the academic year as part of the university’s annual Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Series.

The series, which is free and open to the public, recognizes outstanding MSU faculty for their scholarship and leadership. Faculty presenting during the series will reflect on the inspirations for their work in lectures suited for professionals and lay people alike.

All lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium and will be followed by a reception at 8 p.m.

The series kicks off Monday, Oct. 27, with a talk, “Yellowstone Through Time: Change, Stability and the Future,” given by Cathy Whitlock, MSU Earth sciences professor.

Other lectures in the series are listed below by date and the lecturer’s name and department or center.

Monday, Nov. 10: Tim LeCainDepartment of History and Philosophy
Monday, Feb. 9: Mark YoungDepartment of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology 
Tuesday, March 3: Anne CamperCenter for Biofilm Engineering
Tuesday, March 24: Allen HarmsenDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
Tuesday, April 21: Joan Broderick, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

For more information, contact the MSU Office of the Provost at (406) 994-4371 or

Contact: Martha Potvin, MSU provost and vice president for academic affairs, (406) 994-4371 or