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Distinguished Lecture Series

The objective of the Distinguished Lecture Series is to enhance the academic environment through individual discipline and interdisciplinary topics. Supported by the Office of the Provost and the Student Activities Council, the series offers the Northwest campus and surrounding communities with opportunities to hear from extraordinary individuals from throughout the globe. Scholars, world travelers and leaders in their fields visit the Northwest campus to share their wisdom, insight and experiences.

James H. Lemon Lecture Series

DLScottKelly.jpgCapt. Scott Kelly

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8
Mary Linn Auditorium, Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts

Capt. Scott Kelly, a NASA astronaut, shares the remarkable story of his year in space and how personal determination made the difference when meeting challenges on space missions and his personal life. He set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. For more information, visit

The James H. Lemon Lecture Series is named in honor of James H. Lemon, a founder of the Fifth District Normal School, which is now Northwest Missouri State University. 


Kenton Wilcox
Distinguished Lecture Series Committee Chair


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