2014-2015 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.


April 2015

Friday, April 3rd

  • Convocation: Ysaye Barnwell
    • Musician, actress, and educator Ysaye Barnwell is a former member of the acclaimed a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 10th

  • Convocation: Becky Morrison
    • Founder of Globetops, Becky Morrison collects and refurbishes electronic waste, converting it into a usable instrument of world change.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 17th

  • Convocation: Arsalan Iftikhar
    • International human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar is a global media commentator frequently sought for his American-Muslim perspective.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, April 24th

  • Convocation: Daniel Kurtzer
    • Foreign service veteran Daniel Kurtzer examines U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

May 2015

Friday, May 1st

  • Convocation: Denise Dunning
    • Founder of Let Girls Lead, Denise Dunning seeks to ensure that girls can attend school, stay healthy, and learn skills to escape poverty.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 8th

Friday, May 15th

  • Convocation: Chude Allen ’65
    • A Freedom Summer participant, Chude Allen relates the experience of African-American voter registration in Mississippi in 1964.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 22nd

  • Convocation: Esera Tuaolo
    • Former professional football player Esera Tuaolo relates the story of his life as a gay man in the NFL.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

Friday, May 29th

  • Honors Convocation
    • Annual ceremony that draws the campus community together to celebrate the awards and academic accomplishments of our students.
    • 3:00 pm, Skinner Chapel

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