Physics professor to share his wisdom in “Last Lecture” series

Kelly Tunney

Mortar Board, a senior honor society, will host a “Last Lecture” speech Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Kiva.

Physics professor Jon Secaur will share important life lessons in a lecture titled “All My Life’s a Circle,” the name of a Harry Chapin song.

Secaur’s speech is part of a series that gives a well-known professor the opportunity to share one last thing they think is important with students, said Lindsey Ryb, recruitment chair for Mortar Board.

“It’s as if he had one last lecture to give, if he was never teaching again,” she said, “and it has nothing to do with his subject matter, it’s just if he had one last lesson, what would he tell the students.”

The “Last Lecture” series is gaining popularity at colleges. It’s based on the book “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, which details a lecture he gave to his students on life lessons he wanted them to know. Pausch gave his lecture after he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

“So it’s a really cool experience,” Ryb said. “We’re hoping it will be really exciting.”

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