2015-2016 Weekly Convocations

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of disciplines.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.


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January 2016

Friday, January 8th

  • Convocation: Christine McKinley
    • Mechanical engineer, rock star, and television icon Christine McKiney shatters all stereotypes of what a female scientist is.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 15th

  • Convocation: Rebecca Craven '81
    • Program Director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, Rebecca Craven promotes pipeline safety through education and advocacy.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 22nd

  • Convocation: Ma'ikwe Ludwig
    • Social innovator Ma'ikwe Ludwig discusses how we can be truly sustainable in a modern world.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 29th

  • Convocation: Nekima Levy-Pounds
    • Director of the Community Justice Project, Nekima Levy-Pounds promotes the law as a tool to advance the cause of social justice.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

February 2016

Friday, February 5th

  • Convocation: Kevin Powell
    • Acclaimed political and cultural leader Kevin Powell calls for a progressive, multicultural coalition that is inclusive of all people.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 12th

  • Convocation: Karen Murphy ’88
    • Facing History and Ourselves director Karen Murphy helps educators promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 19th

  • Convocation: Jessica Bacal ’92
    • Jessica Bacal reveals how successful leaders used their worst on-the-job moments as learning experiences.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 26th

  • Convocation: Henry Emmons
    • Psychiatrist Henry Emmons describes the integration of mind-body and natural therapies into his clinical work to restore resilience.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

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