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Lecture Series

From former presidents to Supreme Court Justices, world-renowned performers to social activists, the University of Mount Union is committed to enhancing the educational experience by bringing top-notch experts to campus. Each semester, Mount Union is proud to sponsor a lecture series made up of several lectureships and fine arts events for students, faculty and community members to enjoy.

The Mount Union Lecture Series is made up of a number of endowed lectureships, special event keynote speakers, convocations, music recitals, art exhibits and theatrical performances held on campus. These events provide learning across disciplines, bringing new perspectives and ideas to campus from places throughout the world. Information on upcoming events is provided on a semi-annual basis.

Lecture Series Schedule 2013-2014

Faculty Lecture

  • October 23
  • Dr. Michelle Collins-Sibley, professor of English, chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies, director of the Integrative Core and director of the Africana Studies Program
  • Still Ruined by Reading: Paper, Pixels and Ink in a Digital Age.”
  • 7 p.m.
  • Tolerton and Hood, Room 100

Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture

  • November 14
  • Jennifer Neils, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History and Classics at Case Western Reserve University and recently elected Chair of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • The Parthenon Sculptures and Periklean Policies
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • East Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

The Eckler Lecture

  • February 13
  • Phillip Richards, Author and Colgate University English Professor
  • Lecture at 11:15 a.m., Reception and Book Signing at 12:15 p.m.
  • Dewald Chapel

The John and Eleanor Mincks Wolf Lecture in Music Education and English

  • February 25
  • Samantha Basford Damoulakis and Russell Hall
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • Cope Music Hall

The Schooler Lecture

  • March 11
  • Tina Brown, founder of the Daily Beast and former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair and Newsweek
  • 8 p.m.
  • Timken Gymnasium of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex

The Myrtie Allen Kershaw Lectureship on Poetry and the Fine Arts

  • March 13
  • David Gaines, Actor and Director
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • Presser Recital Hall

Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture

  • March 19
  • Shawn Seipler, executive director and co-founder of Clean the World
  • 7 p.m.
  • Presser Recital Hall