2016-2017 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 fields.  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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October 2016

Friday, October 21st

  • Convocation: Sean Sherman
    • Owner and CEO of "The Sioux Chef," Sean Sherman talks about making indigenous foods more accessible to as many communities as possible.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 28th

  • Convocation: Spirit of Nature
    • Spirit of Nature is a professional Chinese music group comprised of the world's top performers of traditional Chinese instruments.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

November 2016

Friday, November 4th

  • Convocation: Adrienne Keene
    • Blog author of “Native Appropriations,” Adrienne Keene pushes back against stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native peoples.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

January 2017

Friday, January 6th

  • Convocation: Molly Barker
    • Founder of “Girls on the Run,” Molly Barker inspires girls with an experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 13th

  • Convocation: Rob Morris
    • Founder of "Love146," Rob Morris works to end child trafficking and exploitation.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 20th

  • Convocation: Michael Tubbs
    • Community organizer Michael Tubbs overcame hardship to become one of the youngest elected officials in the nation.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, January 27th

  • Convocation: Haider Newman
    • Iraqi citizen and journalist Haider Newman shares poignant stories of everyday life in a war zone.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

February 2017

Friday, February 3rd

  • Convocation
    • Black History Month speaker sponsored by the Office of Intercultural and International Life.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 10th

  • Convocation: Kevin Hines
    • Mental health advocate Kevin Hines shares his compelling story of surviving a suicide attempt.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 17th

  • Convocation: Jonathan Gayles
    • Educator and documentary filmmaker Jonathan Gayles examines representations of Black masculinity in comic books.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, February 24th

  • Convocation
    • Speaker to be announced
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

March 2017

Friday, March 31st

  • Convocation
    • Speaker to be announced
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

April 2017

Friday, April 7th

  • Convocation: Dina Temple-Raston
    • NPR correspondent examines how new technology has changed the battle against terrorism and the way Americans think about privacy.
    • 10:50 am

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