University Colloquium Series

“Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making” – Jerry Holsopple

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Jerry Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts, shares on his 2015 sabbatical entitled: “Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making.”

“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics” – Scott Strednak Singer

& University Colloquium Series.

Scott Strednak Singer, doctoral student at Temple University, shares a presentation entitled:“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics” Scott is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His doctoral research focuses on American evangelicalism and athletics in the late 20th century, highlighting the way evangelical communities use athletic performances as a… Read more »

“Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel Lead Heavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.” – Marti Eads

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Marti Eads, professor of literature, kicks off this year’s University Colloquium series an intriguing lecture: “Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel LeadHeavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.”

“Cities of our Future: What Should People of Faith Be Striving For?” – Dr. Michael O. Emerson

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Michael O. Emerson, provost at North Park University, presents the monthly University Colloquium lecture on: “Cities of our Future: What Should People of Faith Be Striving For?”

“Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity” – Heidi Winters Vogel

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Heidi Winters Vogel, associate professor of theater, presents the monthly University Colloquium address in Mainstage Theater. Heidi’s presentation is entitled “Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity.”  Heidi is committed to using theater as a tool for social justice.  This program offers an opportunity to hear more about how she does that.

“Sex, Seven, Sass: The Negotiation of Racial Identity in Fresh Air Rural Housing Programs, 1939-1979” – Tobin Miller Shearer

& University Colloquium Series.

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director of the African-American Studies Program at University of Montana, presents the monthly University Colloquium Lecture.   He is a historian who has done extensive research on the history of race relations in American Mennonite communities.  The title of his lecture is “Sex, Seven, Sass: The Negotiation of Racial Identity in… Read more »

University Colloquium – Dr. Steve Cessna

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Steve Cessna presents the November Colloquium address based on his sabbatical work.  Steve’s presentation is entitled: “What do Students Gain from Research Experience?” A Scientist Dabbles in Qualitative Education Research.”

University Colloquium – Dr. Annmarie Early

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Annmarie Early, Professor of Counseling at EMU,  opens this year’s Colloquium Series with, “The Wisdom of Native Healing Practices.”  

“Unaccountable” – Dr. Janine Wedel

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Janine Wedel, professor at George Mason University, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, presents on “UNACCOUNTABLE: How elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security.”

“Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices” – Vi Dutcher

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Vi Dutcher, professor of language and literature, presents on “’I bet this thing would really go!’: Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices.”