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Professor of Art, Philip Soosloff to deliver ‘Last Lecture’ April 23

04/15/2015 11:33 am

Rockford, Ill. – Philip Soosloff, Professor of art at Rockford University, will present the ‘Last Lecture’ on April 23, 7 p.m. in the Rockford University Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. The lecture is part of the spring Forum series at the University. This opportunity will give Professor Soosloff a chance to reflect on life as if this was going to be his last message before passing.


The Last Lecture is based on a concept developed by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch who delivered the talk “The Last Lecture: A Celebration of Life” on facing terminal pancreatic cancer.

Professor Soosloff was chosen based on nominations from students. His talk is titled “Finding the Moments; connecting the dots between life and art making.” For 30 years Professor Soosloff has been creating and exhibiting his art. During this time he has found a way to balance his professional life with his personal. He will be talking about how his everyday life influences and is connected to the art making process.

The Last Lecture is sponsored by the University’s Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement (JACCE) and is free and open to the public, however, tickets are required. Please contact the Rockford University Box Office at 815-226-4100 or to reserve your tickets or for more information. The Art Gallery is accessible.

*Feature image: From a Distance, 2014