Distinguished Lecture Series


Jessica Williams

Jessica is a writer/performer out of Los Angeles' Upright Citizens Brigade. While she was studying Film and English at Cal State Long Beach and performing with UCB, she landed the role of correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2012 she was featured on Variety's "Top 10 Comics To Watch" and this summer was seen in the Sundance comedy PEOPLE PLACES THINGS. Jessica and fellow comedian Phoebe Robinson perform as 2 DOPE QUEENS and host a monthly stand-up and storytelling show in New York. Currently Jessica has continued as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since its premiere in September.



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The UNT Distinguished Lecture Series


Jessica Williams - POSTPONED

Coming soon

Williams is an actress and comedian, she can currently be seen as a Senior Correspondent on the Daily Show.

This event has been postponed. Check back for updates.


Bill Nye

April 6, 2016

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.

February 29th at 9am, student and student guest tickets will go on sale.

March 4th at 9am, public tickets will be on sale for community members, faculty, staff, and alumni.



Student Tickets

1 free ticket per student, available February 29th

Student Guest Ticket

1 guest ticket only, $5.00 each, available February 29th

Faculty, Staff, & Alumni Tickets

$10.00 each, available March 4th

Community Group Tickets (10 or more)

$10.00 each, available March 4th

Community Individual Tickets

$20.00 each, available March 4th


UNT brings the DLS

The University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series is chartered as a university-wide standing Administrative Committee. The objective is to provide the university and greater communities with a variety of distinguished lecturers and speakers that will bring significant interest, visibility and added prestige to the University of North Texas.


Prestigious speakers

The selection of speakers will be conducted on a consensus basis, after suggestions have been sought throughout the university. The selected speakers must reflect a wide public recognition and appeal. Under no circumstances will the Series be used to promote the discipline of any particular academic unit, department, school or college within the University.

Your committee

The Series will be administered by a committee composed of three (3) faculty representatives appointed by the Faculty Senate, three (3) staff representatives appointed by the UNT Staff Council, six (6) students appointed by the UNT Student Government Association, and one permanent ex officio faculty and/or staff representative to serve as administrative assistance to the committee, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. The President of the UNT Student Government Association or his/her designee shall serve as chair.