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Lectures @ Messiah College for Fall 2009
- Spring 2010

 

The Office of the President is pleased to announce the following lectures and talks hosted at Messiah. Please contact the individual Sponsor for further details.

 


Kidder

 

Centennial Keynote and Common Reading Convocation
Tracy Kidder

September 14, 2009; 7 p.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Event is free, but tickets are required. Call the Ticket Office at 717.691.6036.

Pulitzer prize-winning Author
“Mountains Beyond Mountains”
Contact: Shirley Groff, sgroff@messiah.edu
Sponsors:  Messiah College Centennial and Common Reading Committees

Optiz
 

Don Optiz
September 16, 2009; 7 p.m.
Alexander Auditorium, Frey Hall

This is a free event. Seating is first come, first served.

Associate Professor of Sociology and Higher Education
“The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness”
Contact: Lili Hagenbuch, lhagenbuch@messiah.edu
Sponsor:  The College Honors Program

Stanley

 

Dr. Matthew Stanley
October 8, 2009; 7 p.m.

This is a free event. Seating is first come, first served.


Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
“The Values of a Religious Scientist: The Case of Arthur Eddington”
Contact: Dr. Ted Davis, tdavis@messiah.edu
Sponsor: The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science


D'Souza
 

Dinesh D’Souza
October 20, 2009; 7:30 p.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Event is free, but tickets are required. Call the Ticket Office at 717.691.6036.

Former Policy Analyst to Ronald Reagan, Author, "What's So Great About America?" and Christian Apologist
Contact: Taylor Munoz, tm1243@messiah.edu
Sponsor:  Messiah College Republicans

Gioia
 

Dana Gioia Lecture
October 28, 2009; 7:30 p.m.
Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary

Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and award-winning poet
“Arts in a Democratic Society”
Contact: Lili Hagenbuch, lhagenbuch@messiah.edu
Sponsor:  The College Honors Program


Stearns
 

Executive in Residence Lecture
Richard Stearns
November 5, 2009; 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Auditorium, Frey Hall

President of World Vision
“The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect From Us?”
Contact: Vicki Warkoczeski, vwarkoczeski@messiah.edu


Sponsor: Office of Development and School of Mathematics, Engineering and Business

Fisher
 

American Democracy Lecture
Dr. Louis Fisher
November 10, 2009; 7 p.m.
Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall

Specialist in Constitutional Law, Law Library of the Library of Congress
“The Case Against ’Judicial Supremacy’: How Citizens Shape the Constitution”
Contact: Robin Lauermann, rlauerma@messiah.edu
Sponsor: The Center for Public Humanities


Russell
 

Dr. Robert Russell
November  14, 2009
Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary

For ticket information, call the Ticket Office at 717.691.6036.

Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in Residence at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
“Cosmology, Evolution, and Resurrection Hope”
Contact: Dr. Ted Davis, tdavis@messiah.edu
Sponsor:  The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Lecture
Dr. W. Daniel Blair

January 19, 2010; 9:45 a.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language & Director of the Center for Deaf Education, California Baptist University
Disabilities and the Church in Dr. King's "Beloved Community"
Contact: Dana Champion, dchampion@messiah.edu


Sponsor:  Office of Multicultural Programs

Gates
 

Spring Humanities Symposium and Centennial Keynote Lecture
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

February 25, 2010; 8 p.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Event is free, but tickets are required. Call the Ticket Office at 717.691.6036.

Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University
“Genetics and Genealogy”
Contact:  Shirley Groff, sgroff@messiah.edu

Sponsors: The Center for Public Humanities and the Messiah College Centennial Committee


Noll
 

Boyer Center Distinguished Lecture Series
Mark Noll

March 9, 2010, 7 p.m.
Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary
Event is free. Seating is first come, first served.

Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame
"God and Race In American Politics"
Contact: Terri Hopkins, thopkins@messiah.edu
Sponsor: The  Ernest L. Boyer Center, Messiah College


Yancey
 

Centennial Keynote Lecture
Philip Yancey

April 7, 2010; 7 p.m.
Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Event is free, but tickets are required. Call the Ticket Office at 717.691.6036.

Award winning author and writer
Contact: Sherri Hoffman, shoffman@messiah.edu

Sponsor: Messiah College Centennial Committee


 

2009 Spring Lectures