Human rights advocate Dave Pallone opens Utah State University's Convocations Lecture Series Oct. 14. Pallone, a former National League umpire, speaks at 12:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center. The event is free and the public is invited.

Pallone was a professional umpire for 18 years and a National League umpire for 10 years. He was the third youngest umpire in baseball history at the age of 27.