A “Last Lecture”

Seattle Pacific University's Ivy Honorary presents “The Last Lecture of Dr. Ben McFarland” on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 109. McFarland, associate professor of biochemistry, will speak on “The Sounds of New Creation.” Light dessert will be provided. Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend.

The concept of a “Last Lecture" is based on a 2007 lecture and 2008 book by Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in July 2008. In subsequent Last Lectures, professors reflect on what matters most and what wisdom they would hope to share with others. Ivy Honorary is SPU's chapter of the National Mortar Board Honor Society.

(Disclaimer: This is not really Professor McFarland's last lecture.)

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011