Convocations Calendar Spring 2023

Welcome back! I hope this finds you well.

Spring semester convocations will be held in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Convocations are subject to change, so please check for up-to-date information below.

During the spring semester students must again attend at least 7 convocations in order to receive a passing grade (CA). Some instructors may also require students to attend a certain number of convocations for credit in their courses.

I’d like to encourage all students to attend convocations for the educational experience and cultural enrichment, not just for academic credit. Here is what we have learned from Berea College alumni: years after graduating they often voiced their regrets that they had not attended more convocations while on campus.

With best wishes for a successful spring semester,

Dr. Thomas Ahrens, Director

Spring 2023

January 16 | 3:00 p.m.
Desmond Meade
The Dream within Us

January 26 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. David Zurick
A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan

February 2 | 8:00 p.m.
The Wailin' Jennys
Live in Berea

February 9 | 3:00 p.m.
Black History Battle Rap
Bert and Det

February 23 | 3:00 p.m.
Chapl. Clementina Chery
I Am the Architect of my Own Inner Healing

March 2 | 3:00 p.m.
Roxane Gay
Title Forthcoming

March 16 | 3:00 p.m.
Steven Banks
Come as you Are

March 23 | 3:00 p.m.
Karina Barillas
A Journey of Hope: From the Land of the Eternal Spring to My Old Kentucky Home

March 30 | 3:00 p.m.
Celesta J. Riffe
How to Listen after the Flood

April 6 | 8:00 p.m.
Sur ces eaux/On these Waters

April 13 | 3:00 p.m.
Speaker, title and description forthcoming.