BHSU Honors Program kicks off phenomenal year of Geek Speak lectures

The Black Hills University Honors Program began its series of Geek Speak lectures with Tim Steckline, professor of speech, presenting “Conspiracy Theory Minus the Smirk: The Structural Analysis of Hustles and Hoodwinks” Sept. 5. Courtesy photo

SPEARFISH –– The Black Hills State University (BHSU) Honors Program began its series of Geek Speak lectures with Tim Steckline, professor of speech, presenting “Conspiracy Theory Minus the Smirk: The Structural Analysis of Hustles and Hoodwinks” Sept. 5.

The Geek Speak series has grown exponentially over the last five years. Starting in 2013 with attendance under 15, the series grew quickly in popularity with both on-and off-campus attendees.

“Now we see anywhere from 40-90 attendees each week, and we have a group of loyal community members who show up, without fail, each week,” said Courtney Huse Wika, Geek Speak coordinator and associate professor of English.

This year, the community, faculty, and staff can expect a wide variety of topics including conspiracies, history, music, gaming, and more. Every year there is something in the lineup for everyone – it’s what makes the series unique.

“The sheer diversity of topics is exciting,” said Huse Wika.

The mission at BHSU is to cultivate a dynamic learning environment that fosters critical thinking and creative expression. Huse Wika said that the heart of the lecture series is a collective curiosity and desire for knowledge.

Lectures are typically held in Jonas Hall Room 110 at 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Check the campus calendar at www.BHSU.edu/events for updates.

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