Thorn to Speak in Chapel-Forum Feb. 16

Feb. 13, 1998

Dr. William E. Thorn, retired president of Dallas Baptist University, will address Baylor University students in Chapel-Forum at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, in Waco Hall. Thorn travels extensively as a motivational speaker and speaks more than 300 times a year to civic, religious, educational and business groups.

In his speaking engagements, Thorn points out what he believes are essential characteristics for being successful in life: a good sense of humor, an optimistic spirit and a good family. Thorn weaves together humor and philosophical thoughts on aging to produce an inspirational talk that both entertains and enlightens.

Monday will be Thorn's fourth time to speak in Chapel-Forum and he will address the topic of "Being at your wits' end." He says there are many ways a person can be at their wits' end, including physically, economically and domestically. In addressing these areas, Thorn plans to once again weave in humor. In reference to his style of speaking he says, "You've got to put a little salt and pepper in it to catch attention."

Thorn also has worked as a writer, a conference speaker, and minister. His is the author of 13 books that range in topics from aging to ministry. Thorn also is hailed as the most sought-after banquet speaker in the nation with 6,651 banquets spoken at to date.

For more information, contact the Office of the Chaplain at 710-3517.

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