University Lecture Series hosts Gabby Douglas and Josh Peck, free and open to the public
TAMPA, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – Olympic gold medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas and actor and social media personality Josh Peck will speak at the University of South Florida as part of the student-run University Lecture Series’ spring line up. Douglas will appear on Wednesday, March 20, and Peck on Tuesday, April 2. Both lectures are scheduled at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater.
Gabby Douglas is a three-time Olympic gold medalist gymnast and an inspirational American sports icon. She holds the distinction of being the first African American to win Olympic gold in the individual all-around competition and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Additionally, Douglas has won two gold and one silver at the World Championships.
Actor Josh Peck made his debut on the popular Nickelodeon series, Drake & Josh, and has since established himself as one of Hollywood’s rising talents in both film and television. With more than 6.4 million followers on Vine and nearly three million on YouTube, Peck also utilizes social media to connect with audiences.
Both lectures are free and open to the public on a limited first-come, first-served basis following priority seating for USF-Tampa students. For more information about the lecture series, including the audience policy, visit www.usf.edu/uls/.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 25 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.