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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September 2016

Friday, September 30th

  • Convocation: Emilie Townes
    • Distinguished theological scholar and ethicist Emilie Townes speaks in commemoration of the centennial of Skinner Memorial Chapel.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

October 2016

Friday, October 7th

  • Convocation: Julissa Arce
    • A Mexican immigrant, Julissa Arce went from selling funnel cakes in Texas to derivatives at Wall Street's most profitable securities firm.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, October 14th

  • Sesquicentennial Convocation
    • Acclaimed radio host and humorist Garrison Keillor helps celebrate Carleton's Sesquicentennial.
    • 3:00 pm, Skinner Chapel

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

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