2017-2018 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.

Sep 22

Convocation: Elizabeth McKinsey

Professor Elizabeth McKinsey presents the annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
McKinsey Convocation

The annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation is designed to stimulate student reflection on the nature of liberal arts and a liberal arts approach to learning.  What are the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities inherent in a liberal arts education?  How will liberal learning benefit graduates and their communities in the future?  This year’s speaker is Elizabeth McKinsey, Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of American Studies and English.  Professor McKinsey’s teaching interests include American literature, art history, and cultural history, with particular focus on landscape, place, and ideas of regional and national identity.  She served as Dean of the College from 1989 to 2002.  The title of her presentation is “A Case for Liberal Arts Education: Language, Wonder, and Care.”

Sponsored by College Communications. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Communications, x4308