Speaker Series

Utah State University is your hometown university, offering a variety of educational opportunities to residents of the Uintah Basin. We are excited to bring the 2021 Uintah Basin Speaker Series, providing insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation will be broadcast live via AggieCast. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event. 

The series is supported in partnership with the Center of Intersectional Gender Studies and Research

More Information

Presentations begin at 7:00 pm and are free and open to the public. 

Video recordings can be viewed on this page after the live events.  

2021-2022 Series Schedule

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

History, Healing and Restoration

Video  Recorded Lecture

Darren Parry

Book  Biography

Vernal Campus, B101

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Eating Disorders in Utah:
The Current Research, Treatment and Prevention

Video  Recorded Lecture

Dr. Maya Miyairi Steel

Vernal Campus, B101

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Bill of Rights:
How Does the Bill of Rights Apply to Modern Citizens

Mary Moulton

Vernal Campus, B101

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Community Unity:
Interfaith Relationships

Kent & Lynne Smith

Vernal Campus, B101

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Finding Purpose from Passion & Pain

Dr. James Y. Taylor

Vernal Campus, B101

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Better Today:
Women, Leadership, and Male Allyship

Dr. Susan Madsen

Vernal Campus, B101

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Story and Science of Dinosaur National Monument

Dan Johnson & Emily Spencer

Vernal Campus, B101

Previous Speakers

Native Worldview and Its Impact on Today

Forrest Cuch

Ute Elder, Retired
Former Tribal and State Executive

Book  Biography

Video  Recorded Lecture

Leading Purposefully

Shannon Dulaney

Superintendent, Iron County School District

Book  Biography

Video  Recorded Lecture

Loving our Rainbows in a Black and White World

Jenn Tuckett

Basin Online Principal, Duchesne County School District
Director of Events and Activities, Uintah Basin Equality Center

Book  Biography

Video  Recorded Lecture

Cultivating Resilience

Jesse Higgins

Marriage and Family Therapist
Higgins Family Center

Book  Biography

Video  Recorded Lecture

Skinwalker Ranch: On the World's Stage

Tommy Winterton

Superintendent, Skinwalker Ranch

Book  Biography

Video  Recorded Lecture