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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September 2015

Monday, September 14th

  • Opening Convocation
    • Annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the academic year, with an address by Senator Amy Klobuchar.
    • 3:00 pm, Lawn west of Hulings Hall

Friday, September 25th

  • Convocation: Clifford Clark
    • History Professor Clifford Clark presents the annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

October 2015

Friday, October 2nd

  • Convocation: Anabel Hernández
    • Investigative journalist Anabel Hernández warns that remaining silent kills freedom and justice.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 9th

Friday, October 16th

  • Convocation: Todd Golub '85
    • Cancer research pioneer Todd Golub '85 applies the tools of genomics to the understanding of cancer.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 23rd

  • Convocation: Mario Joseph
    • Haitian human rights attorney Mario Joseph advocates for victims of political violence.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 30th

  • Convocation: Johanna Kandel
    • Founder of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, Johanna Kandel is a leader in eating disorder treatment, awareness, and legislation.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

November 2015

Friday, November 6th

  • Convocation: Tad Johnson
    • Producer of the PBS program “Native Report,” an entertaining and informative series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

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