What is Talks and Topics?

Talks and Topics (TT) selects, hosts, and promotes a series of interesting and qualifed speakers who give insight into topics that are appealing to the students on campus, including topics such as health and wellness, inspirational messages, relationships and so much more! This committee has brought speakers like Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the Non-Profit To Write Love On Her Arms, Dating Doctor David Coleman and numerous others.


Taryn Siegrist, Chair

Taryn is a senior Communications Major with an emphasis in Public Relations. 21 years old, Taryn is from Herington, Kansas and started at Emporia last year. She claimed that she "fell into it after leaving a junior college. From there, everything else just fell into place." She joined Union Activities Council last year "on a whim." She served on the Featured Events committee and "loved being able to keep traiditions going." She claims that UAC is her "favorite part of the week. The people [I've] met here put a smile on [my] face and have [my] back. Plus, there's so many opportunities to meet people in the university and gain experience that no class can give you." Taryn also says that she "has a pink soul. I'm quiet, but love everyone."



Cameron Peak, Vice Chair

Cameron is a 20 year old junior Elementary and Physical Education Major from Derby, Kansas. Cameron chose Emporia State because of it's outstanding reputation for Teaching. Cameron originally joined Union Activities because he "wanted to get involved." Cameron chose the Talks and Topics committee because "he wanted to see if he liked it." So far, he has. He encourages anyone who's interested in joining Union Activities Council to "be able and prepared to adjust on the fly during our meetings or events." He also wants everyone to know that he "is colorblind." And that you can "feel free to make jokes about it."



Fall 2014 Talks and Topics Include: