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Weathers recalls near-death on Everest

By Angela Lingg Moving across the stage, waving his ravaged left hand and one mechanical hand, Dr. Beck Weathers shared his story of survival with the audience at the Sports Arena. At times, he whispered, and at other times he shouted. His voice shook with emotion as he told of the miracles that unfolded on […]

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Dillon Lecture

Beck Weathers Title: Pathologist and mountaineer Lecture date: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Sports Arena Mt. Everest, which is 29,029 feet tall, has taken the lives of 275 people. One of the deadliest times in Mount Everest’s history was May 10 and 11, 1996, when eight people lost their lives on the mountain. […]

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Daniel Seddiqui thrives on workplace rejection

By Angela Lingg Tall, handsome, with dark hair and a warm personality, Daniel Seddiqui looks like a man of success. Yet, he has been named by USA Today as the most rejected person in the world. After failing more than 40 consecutive job interviews, Seddiqui decided to chart his own course. On Nov. 17, Seddiqui […]

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Dillon Lecture

Robert Edsel, an author, will be speaking about his experiences documenting the rescue of historic treasures from the Nazis’ secret underground warehouses. Edsel is known for his book, “The Monuments Men” which was turned into a 2014 motion picture. Edsel was inspired to write the book while living in Europe. He had developed an appreciation […]