The University of Mount Union is proud to announce the upcoming 2021-2022 Lecture Series. Each semester, Mount Union is proud to sponsor a lecture series made up of several lectureships and events for students, faculty and community members to enjoy. These events provide learning across disciplines, bringing new perspectives and ideas to campus from places throughout the world. All lectures are free and open to the public.
During the 2021-2022 academic year the Gallaher Lecture will be presented by Dr. Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council. Musil has been a national leader for the environment and social justice for over three decades. The Rachel Carson Council was founded in 1965 and focuses on issues of global climate change and environmental justice. Musil will present, “Rachel Carson and Her Environmental Legacy for Today” during the Gallaher Lecture on September 22 at 7 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall, Giese Center for the Performing Arts.
The Faculty Lecture will be presented by Mount Union’s Dr. Susan Haddox, professor of philosophy and religious studies, who will be presenting “Gender, Violence, and Identity in the Bible and Society.” She will discuss questions of identity that run throughout the biblical book of Judges and how these questions are negotiated through stories. The lecture will be held on October 12 at 7 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall, Cope Music Hall.
The Kershaw/Carr Lecture will be presented by musician and professor Chris Coles. Coles will present “Nine Lives,” a multimedia, interdisciplinary performance featuring animation, spoken word, dance and instrumental music. The lecture is a combination of the Kershaw and Carr lectures as well as the Black History Month and Peacebuilding and Social Justice lectures and will be held on February 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall, Giese Center for the Performing Arts.
The Eckler Lecture will feature award winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson has written dozens of books for adults and children. She is also a four-time Newbery Honor winner, four-time National Book Award finalist and also the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award recipient, among many other accolades. The Eckler Lecture will be held on March 23, 2022 at 7 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall, Giese Center for the Performing Arts.
The Schooler Lecture will be presented by renowned political strategists Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro. Brazile is the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), author, and a Fox News contributor. Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist, political analyst for CNN, CNN en Español, Telemundo and co-host of ABC’s “The View.” The Schooler Lecture will be held on April 21, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Timken Gymnasium, McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (MAAC).
More information and tickets are available at mountunion.edu/lecture-series.