Norman Waitt Jr., a 1986 Morningside graduate and a former member of the Morningside College Board of Directors, established the Waitt Lecture Series at Morningside College in 1997. He saw it as an opportunity to bring the world to Morningside College students and the community through appearances by nationally and internationally known leaders in business, politics, economics, history and the media.
Recent lecturers have included CNN journalist and commentator Fareed Zakaria, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, economist/humorist Ben Stein, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and journalistic icon Bob Woodward.
2021 Waitt Lecture: Dr. Scott Gottlieb - Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner, will present the 2021 Waitt Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium. Health care workers throughout Siouxland will be honored at this year's event. Thanks to the generosity of Norm Waitt Jr. '86, the Waitt Lecture is free and open to the public. Details here.