Students Learn from Nationally Known Speakers at Tulsa Town Hall

One way that Oral Roberts University enhances the learning experience for students is by taking part in Tulsa Town Hall, a nonprofit, educational and cultural organization that has been bringing nationally and internationally prominent speakers to Tulsa for more than 74 years.

Dr. Even Culp and Charles Zwick, professors in the communication, arts and media department, took 21 multi-media production students to see Rory Kennedy, a documentary filmmaker who has produced more than 20 programs on various topics. She gave a presentation titled, "The Camera Doesn't Lie: Social Change Through Documentary Filmmaking." Kennedy has tackled such issues as poverty, domestic abuse, human rights, drug addiction, AIDS and mental illness in her documentaries.

Earlier in the semester, Kevin Armstrong and Dr. Laura Sherwood, professors in the communication, arts and media department, took several journalism students to see Jeffrey Toobin, a high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, who spoke on "Analyzing Politics, Media, and the Law." This presentation helped students understand the process of analyzing and reporting on politics, media, and the law.