The Onion founder to speak as part of free lecture series

Scott Dikkers, founder of The Onion newspaper and TheOnion.com, will present “The Funny Story Behind Funny Stories,” a free lecture on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. The talk is part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series and will be held at Shannon Hall at Memorial Union. During the talk, Dikkers will share his story of building a world-renowned brand with almost no marketing budget and developing a creative culture of brutal honesty.