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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January 2017

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

February 2017

Friday, February 3rd

  • Convocation: Lateefah Simon
    • Civil rights advocate Lateefah Simon gives hope to thousands of families struggling to overcome challenges of poverty and discrimination.
    • 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: Ainissa Ramirez
    • Distinguished scientist and innovator, Ainissa Ramirez promotes the importance of STEM education and careers in underrepresented groups.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

March 2017

Friday, March 31st

  • Convocation: Ariel Zwang
    • CEO of Safe Horizon, Ariel Zwang is an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • 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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