Melanie Henderson, assistant professor of psychology, delivers a quick lecture called “Interviewing 101: Who is that Chameleon in the Mirror?”

Ideas, Insight, and Imagination—in Three Minutes

In February, a standing-room-only crowd witnessed 10 professors deliver meaningful lectures with fascinating and important content in only three minutes.

The lively mini-lectures—called I³ (I-Cubed)—showcased great teaching and the breadth of expertise on the OWU campus. Lecture topics ranged from the flying rivers of Brazil and ancient conflicts in the Middle East, to medieval Yodas and cutting-edge music composition. The lectures demonstrated the power of combining the traditional liberal arts with practical experience, which is the hallmark of The OWU Connection.

“I really enjoyed the lectures,” says Julianne Zala ’17. “They allowed me and the OWU community to learn about topics across disciplines and gauge what professors research and teach. I think the event is helpful for freshmen who are undecided because it might spark their interest in a particular program or department.”

Video of the event was broadcast live on the social media site Periscope, allowing several alumni to watch from across the country, and OWU students participating in field research at a nature preserve even tuned in.

Videos of each of the lectures are being used in marketing to prospective students and their families, giving them a taste of the great teaching they can find on our campus.

The videos of each lecture are available at