Convocations Calendar Fall 2021

Welcome back, everyone! I hope this finds you well after a very challenging year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting this fall semester, convocations will once again take place in Phelps Stokes Chapel (Exception: Opening Convocation in Seabury). As has been our longtime tradition, convocations will be held on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. (Distinguished Speaker Series) or at 8:00 p.m. (Stephenson Memorial Concerts).

This fall term Berea students will be expected to attend at least five 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 to receive 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 2021

August 26 | 3:00 p.m. Seabury Center
President Lyle Roelofs
Berea Stories

September 2 | 3:00 p.m.
Derby Ozioma Chukwudi ’19
The Road Less Taken: Charting the Journey to a Dynamic Career

September 9 | 8:00 p.m.
Joe Troop
Borrowed Time

September 23 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Neil Shubin
Your Inner Fish

September 30 | 3:00 p.m.
Renee Shaw
Connecting: Reflections on Journalism, Public Affairs, Social Change, and Unsung Heroes

October 7 | 3:00 p.m.
Rev. Gail Bowman
Love and Inconvenience

October 14 | 8:00 p.m.
John McCutcheon
Back in Berea: Songs Live

October 21 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Jonathan Marks
Conservatives on the Quad

October 28 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. William Turner
Between Birmingham and Black Mountain in Kentucky: The Harlan Renaissance in Central Appalachia’s Coalfields

November 4 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Valerie Hudson
The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

November 11 | 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Brass
From Fanfare to Bach and Jazz