Convocations

2012-2013

Fall 2012

Aug. 30

Dr. Lyle Roelofs

Why Berea?

 

Sept. 6

Michael Fitzpatrick

Tuning the Planet: Are We Listening?

 

Sept. 13

California Guitar Trio

Diversity Unparalleled.

 

Sept. 20

Sister Joan Chittister

Obedience and Action.

 

Sept. 27

Matthew Fox

How to Fall in Love with the World…in Spite of History.

 

Oct. 4

Founders’ Day Convocation

A.A. Burleigh: The Long Climb to Freedom.

 

Oct. 18

Sweetback Sisters

Renegade Retro Band

 

Oct. 25

Dr. James Heckman

The Skills Problem.

 

Nov. 1

Daniel Beaty

Emergency.

 

Nov. 8

American Chamber Players

Innovative Chamber Music.

 

Nov. 15

Nikki Giovanni

Ballads on an Appalachian Evening.

 

Nov. 29

Dr. Lisa Dodson

The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an
Unfair Economy.

 

Spring 2013

Jan. 21

Jim Kates

Never Turning Back: How Do We Know When We’ve Won.

 

Jan. 24

Richard Heinzl, M.D.

Lessons from Abroad: The Opportunities of a Borderless
World.

 

Jan. 31

Theodore Lowi

The Death and Life and Death of Presidential Government.

 

Feb. 7

Vusi Mahlasela

Spreading African Spirit Through Song.

 

Feb. 14

Dr. Tiya Miles

Ties That Bind: African American and Native American
Interrelations.

 

Feb. 21

Dr. Alan Lightman

At the Crossroads of Art and Science.

 

Feb. 28

Dr. Vandana Shiva

Making Peace with the Earth.

 

Mar. 7

Tevyn East

Leaps and Bounds.

 

Mar. 21

Dervish

Magical Music from Ireland.

 

Apr. 4

Ron Rash

Tell the Truth but Tell It Slant: The Past as Present in Appalachia.

 

Apr. 11

Spectrum Brass

“Who Could Ask for Anything More?”—An All Gershwin
Revue.

 

Apr. 18

Beverly May

Frays in the Social Fabric, Rents in the Commonweal: A Sewing Kit.

*A student can receive up to a total of three convocation credits during the academic year for attending one theatre event, one musical event, and one dance event chosen from among these convocations.

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