When: Tue., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. 2015
High school coach Ken Carter made news back in 1999 when he locked his undefeated basketball team out of the gym, forcing them to improve their grades (and inspiring 2005's Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson). Today he's an author and speaker, the driving force behind Coach Carter Impact Academy, and author of Yes Ma'am, No Sir, which Publishers Weekly describes as "filled with no-nonsense observations on how to win in life." Carter will speak at 7 tonight in the OUC Ballroom as part of the free CSU-Pueblo Distinguished Speaker Series (2200 Bonforte Blvd., tinyurl.com/nj2xtfe). — Mary Jo Meade
Price: Free, donations accepted.