Batterson to discuss creative thinking as way to lead more successful life at Invited Faculty Lecture

Dr. Bruce Batterson, Hastings College associate professor of business administration, will give an Invited Faculty Lecture titled “Creating a Life” on Wednesday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel.

Portrait of Bruce Batterson
Dr. Bruce Batterson

Due to limited space, the lecture is open only to members of the campus community — although a video of the lecture will be posted on the College’s YouTube channel and social media after the event.

“We often take a limited view of creativity as a rare talent that leads to artistic success,” Batterson said, suggesting that creativity is a skill that anyone can learn, practice and improve.

“When applied to a variety of personal and professional activities, creative thinking may lead to a more successful life,” he said.

Every year, Hastings College students select two faculty members to present campus-wide lectures on the professors’ topic of choice. The Invited Faculty Lecture is a long-lasting tradition that dates back to 1967 and it is considered a prestigious honor.

There will be another Invited Faculty Lecture for the 2020-21 academic year. Jessica Allen-Pickett, assistant professor of teacher education, will share her lecture on January 27, 2021.

Hastings College is Nebraska’s premier private college. A four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement, Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at

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