Convocations Calendar Spring 2022

Welcome back, everyone! I hope this finds you well.

Spring semester convocations will be held in Phelps Stokes Chapel (except for the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation which will be in Zoom). Afternoon convocations are only open to the campus community; Stephenson Memorial Concerts are open to the public (masks and proof of covid-19 vaccination required). Given the unpredictability of covid-19, event dates, speakers, performers, and admission requirements are subject to change.

During spring semester students must attend at least 5 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.

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

With warm wishes for a successful and safe spring semester,

Dr. Thomas Ahrens, Director of Convocations

Spring 2022

January 17 | 3:00 p.m. Online Only
Chris T. Hayes ‘06
Open Sesame: The Black Preacher and The Black Puppeteer

February 3 | 3:00 p.m. Online Only
Prof. Ilyasah Shabazz
Leveraging the Legacy and Dispelling the Misconceptions of Malcolm X

February 10 | 8:00 p.m. CANCELED
The Wailin' Jennys
Live in Berea

February 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Alok Vaid-Menon
An Afternoon with Alok

February 24 | 3:00 p.m. Online Only
Chapl. Tina Chery
The Architect of Your Own Inner Healing

March 3 | 8:00 p.m.
Carrie Newcomer
The Point of Arrival

March 17 | 3:00 p.m.
James Hansen
Shape Your Future: Energy, Climate Change and Human Rights

March 24 | 3:00 p.m.
Jane Stephenson & Michael Maloney
Legacies of Service Rooted in Appalachia

March 31 | 3:00 p.m.
Bob Martin
Ezell: A Parable of Domination & Resilience from the Foothills of Appalachia

April 7 | 8:00 p.m.
Élage Diouf
Wutiko—The Quest of a Lifetime