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Matt Glowacki to give lecture: 'Diversity According to South Park and Family Guy'

February 13, 2012

 MattGlowackiKOKOMO, Ind. – Born with no legs, Matt Glowacki knows what it’s like to be considered “different.” But he never let that stop him from pursuing a meaningful life.

The Indiana University Kokomo campus and community have the opportunity to hear Glowacki speak about diversity with his popular lecture, “Diversity According to South Park and Family Guy.” Glowacki uses pop culture and media references from famous television shows and combines it with his life experiences as a man born without legs to educate and entertain his audience.

This event will take place Wednesday, February 15, in the Kelley Student Center, Room 130, at 11:30 a.m., and is free and open to the public.

His interpretation of how these TV shows portray stereotypical views and behaviors will give the audience a fresh, new look at life.

The Student Union Board brought Glowacki to campus once before. Due to the enlightening content, they asked him to return.

“Matt is a great speaker, and the campus really enjoyed his lecture the last time he was here,” Student Union Board Director Geny Studebaker said. “He is truly a great person, and we can all learn from his example.”

Studebaker said that although diversity can be a difficult issue to discuss, Glowacki’s lecture is enjoyable and eye-opening.

“Diversity can be a challenge for everyone, but if we work on our skills, we can make the world a little more enjoyable,” Studebaker said. “Matt is a strong promoter of happiness.”

Although Glowacki has been challenged in his life, his vivacious personality and great outlook on life will give everyone new insights on such an important issue.

This event is sponsored by the Student Union Board.

Story by Mary Olk. Mary is an intern in the Office of Media & Marketing.

Last updated: 08/14/2014