MSC Speakers Bureau
Murray State College is pleased to offer a speakers bureau as a way to provide local nonprofit groups, civic organizations, schools and churches with interesting speakers and top-quality programs. The MSC Speakers Bureau is a public service provided at no charge.
Speakers are employees or retirees of Murray State College and come from departments and disciplines across the college. Speakers are available to discuss a wide variety of topics. Additional topics and/or speakers may also be requested on an individual basis.
To request a speaker for your organization, please contact Communication Director Cheryl Phelps at 580-387-7123 or email@example.com. At least two weeks’ notice is preferred, but all requests will be considered.
Departmental/Professional Expertise - Speakers also can discuss specialty areas related to their departments and professional expertise.
Speakers and Topics
Ronnie Coppedge, Director of Media Center Operations
History of the Freemasons: Interesting information on this fascinating group from the Middle Ages to the American Revolution
Rebecca Davis, English
- J.R.R Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion
- C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
- George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
- Fantasy Literature
- Fairy Tales and Folklore
- FanFiction and Creative Writing as a Textual Reponse
Dr. Aaron Elmer, Executive Director for Financial Aid
Federal Financial Aid and FAFSA Workshops
Don Loving, Science
Oklahoma’s Environmental Riches: Why Oklahoma’s Wildlife Diversity is among the Richest of the states and is Known among Ecologists Worldwide.
We Dance When Sun Is in the Bear's Cave: Listen to some of the sky-watching tales of the Lakota Sioux and learn how those stories affected their daily lives.
Amy McCain, Education and Behavioral Sciences
Leadership, child development and children's issues, stress management, positive guidance and other topics on request.
Dr. Wendy Morton,
IRB Chair for Oklahoma Department of Human Services
- Leadership - specifically how public sector leaders can motivate, inspire, and engage employees
- Employee Engagement, Motivation, and Satisfaction
- Emotional Intelligence
- Qualitative Research/IRB Process
- Public Administration
- The Cliff Effect and Social Safety Net Programs
Dr. Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez, History
Medieval Women and Education: Have we come a long way, baby? Medieval European History: Fun and educational tidbits about an often misunderstood period.
The Renaissance: Interesting info on this period - but how enlightened were they?
Ancient Roman History: A fascinating glimpse into the past time of Roman glory…and infamy.
NASA Astronaut Training and Procedures: Behind the scenes look at what it takes to have “the right stuff,” from a NASA insider.
Aspects of American History: Just how well do we know our own past, really?
Wesley Reddish, Science
Astronomy and other topics including:
- A True Future Energy - A look at the reality of nuclear power, and dispelling the false fears associated with nuclear power.
- A Modern Faith - Finding a path that honors the Christian faith and acknowledges the scientific realities of the modern world.
- Leaving the Cradle - Stepping beyond Earth to become a space-faring society.
Dr. Kirk Rodden, Social Science
General Oklahoma History: Everything you wanted to know about the Sooner State, but were afraid to ask!
Governor William H. Murray - ”The Sage of Tishomingo”: Learn about this fascinating and colorful Oklahoma character who helped shape the Sooner State.
The KKK in 1920s Oklahoma: Yes, at one point, the KKK was an important influence in Oklahoma.
The New Deal, Great Depression, and the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma: Three events that would forever change the course of Oklahoma’s history.
History of Murray State : How this 100-plus-year-old college has changed Southern Oklahoma since beginning as an agricultural high school.