The Schooler Lecture
Spring 2015 Schooler Lecture
Igniting passion for the arts and self-empowerment, Tony Award nominated actor Carrie Coon ‘03 and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Tony award-winning actor Tracy Letts enlightened audiences with their innovative insight on the arts at the 2015 Schooler Lecture at the University of Mount Union. Read more.
About the Schooler LectureThe Schooler Lecture Series was established in 1988 with grant funding from the Schooler Family Foundation. The Foundation's philanthropy has enabled the University to provide a dramatically enhanced opportunity for young men and women studying at Mount Union and for the residents in the greater Alliance area to experience the breadth and depth of American culture.
Past Schooler lecturers have included the late former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, the late astronomer Carl Sagan, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, late former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, news magazine host Hugh Downs, the late news commentator David Brinkley, former hostage Terry Anderson, Schindler’s List author Thomas Keneally and the late holocaust survivor Leopold Page, Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell, Rabbi Laureate Harold Kushner, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, environmental conservationist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., former president of Poland Lech Walesa, Mount Everest explorer Dr. Beck Weathers, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, media specialists Cokie and Steven Roberts, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, world-renowned marine biologist Dr. Robert Ballard, moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press Tim Russert, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and political analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin.