Convocations Calendar 2017-2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

August 31 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Lyle Roelofs
Berea Stories

January 15 (MONDAY) | 3:00 p.m.
Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye
Fannie Lou Hamer Story

September 7 | 3:00 p.m.
Richard Wiener
Love and Hatred in Troubled Times

January 25 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Pearls, Prodigals, and Samaritans: Hearing Jesus’ Parables Historically and Ethically

September 14 | 6:15 p.m.
McLain Family Band
The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

February 1 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Ricky L. Jones
In this Place, at this Time: The Mission of Education in 21st Century America

September 21 | 3:00 p.m.
Ntozake Shange
Wild Beauty

February 8 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Pamela Ronald
Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

September 28 | 3:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems
Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger with a Womanist Thirst: Growing up Black, Female, Christian, and Black Panther

February 15 | 8:00 p.m.
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
Argentinian Guitar Jazz

October 5 | 3:00 p.m.
Steph Hammerman
The “Adaptive” Method to Life & Fitness: Failure is NOT an Option

February 22 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Jafar Mahallati
Friendship Among Religions and in World Politics: How Religions Can Help Expand Apology and Forgiveness

October 12 | 8:00 p.m.
Como Mamas
The Voices of Panola County, Mississippi

March 1 | 3:00 p.m.
Raj Patel
The World that Food Made

October 19 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Rocky S. Tuan
Adult Stem Cells and Biomimetic Scaffolds for Skeletal Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: Repair, Renovate, and Re-create

March 15 | 8:00 p.m.
Brian Owens
Soul of Ferguson

October 26 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert P. Jones
How the End of White Christian America is Reshaping our Politics, Culture, and Churches

March 22 | 3:00 p.m.
Shannon Maynard
Building Bridges to a Hunger-Free World

October 27 (FRIDAY) | 8:00 p.m.
Celebration of Traditional Music
Ballads Across Appalachia: Old School, New School

April 5 | 3:00 p.m.
Three Women, Three African Americans
Three Appalachian Stories

November 2 | 3:00 p.m.
Christa Donner
Of Possible Futures: Imagining How to Get There

April 12 | 8:00 p.m.
Le Vent du Nord
Quebec Celtic Folk Experience

November 9 | 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Beth Simmons
The Future of Human Rights

November 16 | 8:00 p.m.
American Chamber Players
Innovative Chamber Music