Fall 2012

Aug. 30
Dr. Lyle Roelofs
Why Berea?

Sept. 6
Michael Fitzpatrick
Tuning the Planet: Are We Listening?

Sept. 13
California Guitar Trio
Diversity Unparalleled.

Sept. 20
Sister Joan Chittister
Obedience and Action.

Sept. 27
Matthew Fox
How to Fall in Love with the World…in Spite of History.

Oct. 4
Founders’ Day Convocation
A.A. Burleigh: The Long Climb to Freedom.

Oct. 18
Sweetback Sisters
Renegade Retro Band

Oct. 25
Dr. James Heckman
The Skills Problem.

Nov. 1
Daniel Beaty

Nov. 8
American Chamber Players
Innovative Chamber Music.

Nov. 15
Nikki Giovanni
Ballads on an Appalachian Evening.

Nov. 29
Dr. Lisa Dodson
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an Unfair Economy.

Spring 2013

Jan. 21
Jim Kates
Never Turning Back: How Do We Know When We’ve Won.

Jan. 24
Richard Heinzl, M.D.
Lessons from Abroad: The Opportunities of a Borderless World.

Jan. 31
Theodore Lowi
The Death and Life and Death of Presidential Government.

Feb. 7
Vusi Mahlasela
Spreading African Spirit Through Song.

Feb. 14
Dr. Tiya Miles
Ties That Bind: African American and Native American Interrelations.

Feb. 21
Dr. Alan Lightman
At the Crossroads of Art and Science.

Feb. 28
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Making Peace with the Earth.

Mar. 7
Tevyn East
Leaps and Bounds.

Mar. 21
Magical Music from Ireland.

Apr. 4
Ron Rash
Tell the Truth but Tell It Slant: The Past as Present in Appalachia.

Apr. 11
Spectrum Brass
“Who Could Ask for Anything More?”—An All Gershwin Revue.

Apr. 18
Beverly May
Frays in the Social Fabric, Rents in the Commonweal: A Sewing Kit.

*A student can receive up to a total of three convocation credits during the academic year for attending one theater event, one musical event, and one dance event chosen from among these convocations.