Convocations Calendar Fall 2022

Welcome back, everyone! I hope this finds you well and you had a good summer.

Convocations will take place on Thursdays in Phelps Stokes Chapel, with the exception of Opening Convocation, which will be held in Seabury Center. Afternoon convocations (“Distinguished Speaker Series) are at 3 pm and musical performances (Stephenson Memorial Concerts) are at 8 pm.

This fall term Berea students will again be required to attend at least SEVEN convocations in order to receive academic credit. Some instructors may also require students to attend a certain number of convocations for credit in their courses.  

Finally, I would like to encourage all students to attend convocations not only for academic credit but also for the educational experience and cultural enrichment. Here is what we have learned: when Berea alumni were asked whether they had any regrets, they often shared that they wished they had attended more convocations during their time at the college.

With warm wishes for a successful fall semester,

Dr. Thomas Ahrens, Director of Convocations

Fall 2022

September 1 | 3:00 p.m.
Pres. Lyle Roelofs
Why Berea?

September 8 | 8:00 p.m.
Brian Owens
Soul

September 18 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Kathy Bullock and Mat Callahan
Songs of Slavery and Emancipation

September 22 | 3:00 p.m.
Berea Alumni
Beyond Berea: A Convocation on Careers

September 29 | 3:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Drew G.I. Hart
Putting On Our Blue Jeans: White Supremacy, Counter Witness, and God’s Delivering Presence

October 13 | 8:00 p.m.
Jerron Paxton
Acoustic Blues

October 20 | 3:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Moore
On the Brink of Ecological Catastrophe: Between Disaster and Possibility

Ocrtober 27 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Rachael Pettigrew ’97
Envisioning the Future of Work: Building More Inclusive Workplaces

November 3 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Daniel Ziblatt
The Life and Death of Democracy: Lessons for America

November 10 | 8:00 p.m.
Windborne
Of Hard Times and Harmony