Anticipation builds for acclaimed scientist personality’s arrival

Charles Beers, Staff Writer

William Sanford “Bill” Nye, the host of the famous educational comedy television series, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” will speak on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. This is Nye’s second lecture at the University, as he first visited in 2007.

“It’s going to be really exciting for everyone who grew up watching Bill Nye videos throughout elementary, middle, and maybe even high school to see him live and in person in college,” Sarah Jautz ’19 said. “I hope I make it in time before tickets sell out!”

The Student Lectureship Committee is sponsoring the event and says that Nye will discuss a range of topics, including recent progress in science, politics, global warming, and diversity.

He’s a perfect speaker for our students because he’s such a beloved part of so many of our childhoods,” Midge Zuk ’19 said. “The [lectureship] committee picked a really outstanding guest and I can’t wait to hear what he has to say.”

While the event is open to the public, tickets are required for admission and can be picked up for free at the Weis Center box office on Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Following the lecture, Nye will be available for a book signing of two of his recently published books, “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation” and “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World,” both of which will be available for purchase.

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