Speakers and Events Archive

An important characteristic of a residential liberal arts college is what goes on outside the classroom, a rich tapestry of special events including campus and visiting speakers, theater, opera, art exhibitions, dance, readings, music and much more. These happenings add to the education of students and serve as a cultural resource for the surrounding communities.
Campus events help focus current affairs around the world and even occasionally indulge the whimsical, but in creative and smart ways. The types of events on our campus are as varied as the thousands of student, faculty and staff who are part of the national residential liberal arts college community.


Rethinking Jesus

Marcus Borg, an influential voice in progressive Christianity and a major figure in scholarship related to the Historical Jesus, recently spent two days at Rollins College, lecturing on “The Truth and Limits of Contemporary Atheism” and participating in a public discussion with the Reverend Charlie Holt titled “Believing in the Resurrection: Was Jesus Actually Raised from the Dead?”

Originally posted: February 15, 2013

CNN’s Candy Crowley Offers ‘A View from the Front Lines’ of Campaign 2012

Three weeks before she’ll moderate a debate between presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Candy Crowley said to a DePauw University audience, “To me, this debate is about you guys.” CNN’s chief political correspondent told an audience in Kresge Auditorium tonight that as she prepares for the 90-minute session, she asks herself, “Can I […]

Originally posted: September 25, 2012

CC to Inaugurate Jill Tiefenthaler as 13th President

Colorado College will inaugurate Jill M. Tiefenthaler as its 13th president at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., on the Colorado College campus.

Originally posted: September 12, 2012

Science and Ethics Intersect as Center for Science and the Common Good Opens at Ursinus College

Ursinus College has taken the bold step of creating a program with the goal of producing citizen-scientists who can confront the ethical implications of their work — scientists for the 21st Century with the expertise needed for research, but also the judgment to decide which scientific endeavors best advance the common good.

Originally posted: August 30, 2012

Prize-Winning Polar Bear Researcher Steven Amstrup at DePauw Sept. 30

Steven C. Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears International and recipient of the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, will visit the campus of DePauw University on Sunday, September 30, for a public lecture. Dr. Amstrup, who is regarded as the most influential person working on polar bear conservation today, will speak at 3 p.m. in the ballroom […]

Originally posted: July 17, 2012

Sewanee Writers’ Conference begins 23rd year

Celebrating its 23rd summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 24, through Saturday, August 4, and will feature readings, panels, and lectures by a distinguished faculty and nationally-recognized editors, publishers, and literary agents.

Originally posted: July 10, 2012

Beasts Big and Small

Lions, peacocks, and bears – oh, my! An incredible menagerie is on exhibit at Scripps College until July 20 – if you know where to look.

Originally posted: July 5, 2012

Bowdoin Raises Nearly $46K in 12-hour Relay for Life

  Bowdoin Raises Nearly $46K in 12-hour Relay for Life Story posted April 24, 2012 Fifty teams and 419 participants came out for Bowdoin’s Relay for Life last Friday, raising a total of $45,750 for the American Cancer Society. The all-night relay began at 6 p.m. in Farley Field House and finished at 6 a.m. […]

Originally posted: April 28, 2012

Washington & Jefferson College to Open Center for Energy Policy & Management to Foster Research & Development, Economic Growth, Community Engagement

WASHINGTON, Pa. (April 19, 2012)— Political powerhouses Susan Eisenhower and Eleanor Clift will help usher in a new era at Washington & Jefferson College on Monday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., just a day before the Pennsylvania Primary, when the College officially opens its Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM). The […]

Originally posted: April 22, 2012

“1966 Yearbook Project” exhibition takes trip back in time via latest digital technology

In the days before personal computers, cell phones and email came the yearbook “Grinnell College – 1966,” deemed too controversial and banned from publication by the college until 1986. Photographed by Grinnell alumni Henry Wilhelm and the late John Phillips with contributions from fellow students John Wolf and Robert Hodierne, the yearbook was created as […]

Originally posted: April 4, 2012

Vice President Biden to Speak at Lafayette April 25

Vice President Joe Biden   Lafayette will host an address by Joe Biden, vice president of the United States, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Kirby Sports Center. The event is free and open to the public, but attendance will require a ticket. Details on obtaining tickets will be announced closer to the event. The […]

Originally posted: March 19, 2012

Gates Urges Compromise in Face of Global Conflicts

Robert Gates, who was secretary of defense under two presidents, detailed the global threats to the U.S., while imploring the crowd of more than 750 people at the Westmont President’s Breakfast March 2 to elect real leaders willing to defend our interests and engage with the rest of the world. In the Grand Ballroom of […]

Originally posted: March 12, 2012

‘From Dr. King to the Occupy Movement’

Months before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference created the Poor People’s Campaign, an organization still in existence, to address issues of economic justice and housing for the poor in the United States. Now, three Connecticut College professors will tie his efforts to current events in a […]

Originally posted: January 26, 2012

Al Gore to Speak at Hampshire College President Lash’s Inauguration in April

AMHERST, MA — Former Vice President Al Gore will speak at the inauguration of Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash on April 27, 2012. Gore is a visionary advocate for broad and innovative change, said Lash, in announcing that the former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient has accepted the invitation to speak at the […]

Originally posted: January 12, 2012

Clothes Tell Stories

Museum curators collect other people’s pants, dresses, coats and hats from historic periods because garments “reveal truths about not just individual lives, but communal values and experiences,” said art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, who spoke on, “Other People’s Clothes: The Study, Display and Defense of Historic Dress in Museums,” at Malott Commons November 17. “Garments act […]

Originally posted: November 22, 2011