Students and community members alike can expect a plethora of innovators, a feast of ideas and a festival of trailblazers on the 2013 fall semester line up for the University’s Convocation Lecture Series.
Inviting acclaimed historians, notable authors and distinguished performers to be a part of the more than 30-year old program at SUU, the University Convocations series regularly features prominent leaders in their respected fields with the goal to increase understanding and opportunity for personal, academic and professional growth across the University and the region. Each unique presentation brings a new perspective to the public’s consideration and seeks to both educate and inspire.
Past speakers have included Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Olympic gold-medalists and famous personalities.
This semester's line-up features many talented and knowledgeable individuals, beginning with Dr. Earl Mulderink, an SUU professor and acclaimed historian, as the semester’s first presenter on Tuesday, September 10. Mulderink is also this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, in partnership with the Grace a. Tanner Center for Human Values.
The series runs weekly, generally on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall of the Hunter Haze Conference Center unless otherwise noted. The Convocation series will conclude early-November with the Repertory Dance Theatre, which will give both a panel discussion and an evening performance.
These guests for the Convocation series explained Raymond Grant, SUU academic information and program officer, “are there to foster the education of not just students but everyone in the community. The topics addressed can broaden perspectives and enhance the minds of anyone, no matter their field of interest.”
And with a fall line-up that includes a former White House domestic policy advisor, multiple award-winning authors, and a distinguished theatre director and actress, those in attendance will certainly get their fill, with something uniquely entertaining with each presentation.
SUU’s Convocations Series is free and open to students and the public alike. Stay tuned for future presentations and lectures from some of our nation’s most dynamic and compelling voices.