Ubben Lecture: Rob Lowe

DePauw has an impressive history of alumni, speakers and visitors.  One of the main attractions of our campus is the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series, a program that presents politicians, activists, artists, journalists and a number of other distinguished people. The series began in 1986 after a donation by the Ubbens, some alumni of DePauw, and was meant to, “bring the world to Greencastle.”  Since then, there have been 107 lectures presented by individuals impacting the world.  Just this year, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, James Cameron, presidential adviser, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., and Tony-Award winner, Leslie Odom Jr., have all visited DePauw’s campus and provided insightful thoughts relevant to today’s issues. On May 1st, actor Rob Lowe was scheduled to speak to the public in Kresge Auditorium. Unfortunately, he had to postpone the event due to traveling conflicts. Lowe’s parents and grandfather are graduates of DePauw, making this speech a sort of homecoming for the actor.  During his presentation, Lowe was to be presented with the University Arts Medal.  After leading a successful acting career and devoting himself to his home life, Lowe planned on sharing his experiences with the Greencastle community. Make sure to attend this distinctive event and experience a piece of history once it is rescheduled!