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Events Representative of the Liberal Arts

Many events throughout the year are exemplary models of the core values of the liberal arts education – values such as complex thinking across disciplinary boundaries, active and engaged learning, and civic engagement and social responsibility. These events may not directly address as an explicit topic of consideration our Year’s themes of the liberal arts and higher education, but they are representative of the innovative, thought-provoking experiences that regularly occur at a liberal arts college like Wofford. 
 

Spring Semester, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 29; 6pm
Panelists: Trina Janiec Jones, Ellen Goldey, Ron Robinson, and Kari Jackson 
Hub City Books

Monday, March 4; 7pm
Speaker: Eboo Patel
Title: City-Wide Read of "Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America"
Leonard Auditorium

Tuesday, March 5; 11am
Speaker: Eboo Patel
Title: Sandor Teszler Award for Moral Courage and Service to Humankind
Leonard Auditorium

Tuesday, March 5; 4pm
Speaker: Natalie Grinnell
Title: "Why Everyone Should Read Boethius"
Faculty Talks Series
Montgomery Room, Burwell

Tuesday, March 12; 11am
Speaker: Robert Pleasants
Title: “Why Violence and Abuse Aren’t Just Women’s Issues”
Location: Olin Theater

Thursday, March 21; 11:00am
Speaker: Lewis Hyde
Title: "The Cultural Commons and Collective Being"
Phi Beta Kappa Convocation
Leonard Auditorium

Tuesday, March 26; 4pm
Gender Studies Conference
Location: Montgomery Room, Burwell

Thursday, April 18; 4pm
Speaker: Bill Barnet
Title: “Civic Engagement and Higher Education: Spartanburg's Northside Community
Sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Learning
AAAS

Fall Semester, 2012

 
Thursday, Sept. 20; 11 am
Speaker: Tobias Wolff
The Novel Experience Convocation
Leonard Auditorium
Re:Thinking Education Book Club Event

Thursday, Sept. 27; 4 pm
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Cathey,
Title: “Symmetry: How the Mathematics of Beauty Illuminates the Beauty of Mathematics
Faculty Talks Series
AAAS

Thursday, Oct. 11; 2:30pm
Title: “Thinking Like a River? Roundtable Discussion and Workshop
Environmental Studies Symposium
Anna Todd Wofford Center
 
Environmental Studies Symposium
Anna Todd Wofford Center
 
Friday, Oct. 12; 7:00pm
Environmental Studies Symposium
Hub-Bub Showroom 

Monday, Oct. 15; 7:30 pm
Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and the Department of Sociology
McMillan Theater

Tuesday, Oct. 16; 11 am
Speaker: Dr. Corey Dolgon
Title: “What’s Justice Got to Do with It? Moving from Civic Engagement to Social Change
Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and the Department of Sociology
Olin Teaching Theater

Tuesday, Oct. 16; 4 pm
Speaker: Dr. Lloyd Gardner
Title: “The Imperial President
Sponsored by the History Department
Leonard Auditorium
 
Thursday, Nov 8; 4 pm
Speaker: Dr. Byron McCane
Faculty Talks Series
AAAS 
 
Thursday, Nov. 8; 7 pm
Speaker: Dr. Walter LaFeber
Title: "The 2012 Elections and the Ghost of the American Century
Sponsored by the History Department
Leonard Auditorium

Tuesday, Nov. 13; 7 pm
Speaker: Rabbi Judith Schindler
Title: “On Being A Jew in the South
Leonard Auditorium
 
Check back regularly; events will be added to the schedule throughout the year.