Wyatt to deliver "Last Lecture"

Wyatt to deliver "Last Lecture"

Frank Wyatt, Professor of Exercise Physiology, says that parents and people with wisdom used to say, "If you remember æone thing,' remember this à," then dole out a profound piece of advice. Sometimes that one piece turns into more. In the last lecture for the semester of MSU Texas' Last Lecture Series, Wyatt will deliver his version of "One Thing! Wait à"

At 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, in Legacy Hall's Multipurpose Room, Wyatt will tell his one thing to remember, but wait à, there will be something else. "There is always something else," Wyatt said. "There is one thing and more to be learned from others."

Wyatt has authored two books: The Tao of Training and Buddha on a Bike: Stories of an Enlightened Cyclist-Wannabe. He has run marathons, traveled across the western United States on a bicycle, completed a five-pitch climb in Yosemite National Park, and has ridden his bike to the top of Mount Evans in Colorado - twice. He has been married to Cindy Wyatt for almost 38 years. The Wyatts' son, Carpenter, graduated from MSU Texas and their daughter, Sallisa, currently attends Rider High School.

Last fall, the Last Lecture Series was inaugurated at Midwestern State University, where professors speak about what really matters to them as if it were truly their "last lecture." Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Duff presented the inaugural Last Lecture and Associate Professor of English Peter Fields spoke earlier this semester.

The MSU Texas series is based on a series at Carnegie Mellon University, in which academics spoke as if it were their last chance to tell others what was most important to them. In 2007, professor Randy Pausch delivered a lecture that was truly his last - he died less than a year later of pancreatic cancer. In his talk, he discussed everything he wanted his children to know after he was gone. His lecture inspired the 2008 New York Times best-selling book, The Last Lecture.

Admission is free. Contact Steve Hilton at 940-397-4270 or steve.hilton@msutexas.edu for more information.