Dr. Chris Todden, director of exercise science, will deliver his “Last Lecture” at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Rice Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public as part of a series hosted by Baker’s Student Activities Council.
Titled “The Last Time I…,” Todden will discuss the events that have shaped him into the person he is today. One lesson he looks forward to sharing is the importance of cherishing moments as they happen.
“You only know it is the last time after the time has passed,” Todden said
Before coming to Baker in 2013, Todden was a member of the teaching faculty at Dakota Wesleyan University, Buena Vista University, and Presentation College, serving primarily as a practicing certified athletic trainer on the collegiate level, focusing on football and nonoperative and postoperative rehabilitation.
Todden earned a master’s degree at Western Illinois University in 1995 while simultaneously working with patients and clients and teaching a course on functional human anatomy.
Todden counts finishing his terminal degree at the University of South Dakota as one of the greatest accomplishments of his academic career. At the time, he was serving in an uncommon combination of roles: teaching full time, serving as USD’s director of the athletic training and human performance programs, and serving as the head athletic trainer.
Those who are unable to attend can watch the lecture via Livestream.