SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer Jon Meacham will present a lecture at Wofford College on “Understanding Trump: The Meaning of an American Milestone” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. His talk, which will be moderated by alumnus Craig Melvin of NBC’s TODAY Show, is a highlight of events scheduled at the college in April. (NOTE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE.)

All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at the for frequent updates. For athletics events, please go to

For more information, contact Laura Corbin at or 864-597-4180.

Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5
Spring Break
No classes; offices open on regular schedule.

Tuesday, April 9
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Wear Teal Day
The campus community is asked to wear teal to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Meet at 12:30 p.m. in front of Main Building for a photo.

Tuesday, April 9
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Bystander Intervention Training
6-7 p.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

Tuesday, April 9
Phi Beta Kappa Convocation
“The Liberal Arts and the Search for Meaning”
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Mandlove, former Wofford professor
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Dr. Nancy Mandlove taught Spanish at Wofford from 1994 until her retirement in 2009 and developed the college’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. She has held a fellowship-in-residence with the National Endowment for the Humanities at New York University, was awarded Fulbright fellowships to Brazil and South Africa and was a consultant for the NEH, the U.S. Department of Education and the Ford Foundation. She has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, southern Africa, India and Latin America. She has served as a volunteer in the Spartanburg County Citizen Scholar Mentorship Program and is active in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Spartanburg, where she teaches a series on world religions. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, her master’s from Emory University and is a graduate of Hanover College.

Wednesday, April 10
“Sheriffs, Constables and Politsiya: The Postwar World of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin”
Speaker: Dr. Warren F. Kimball, Visiting Lewis P. Jones Professor of History
4 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building
Dr. Warren F. Kimball, one of the leading historians of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, is the Robert Treat Professor of History, emeritus, at Rutgers University, the editor of “Churchill & Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence” and the author of several books and more than 50 articles on FDR and Churchill.

Wednesday, April 10
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Bystander Intervention Training
6-7 p.m., Anna Todd Wofford Center, Andrews Field House

Thursday, April 11
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
Lunch and Learn for Faculty and Staff: Sexual and gender-based misconduct
Noon-1 p.m., Holcombe Room, Burwell Building

Thursday, April 11
Department of Economics Lecture
“The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone”
Speaker: Dr. Tom Hazlett, Clemson University
4:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Dr. Tom Hazlett holds the H.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson University. His research is in the field of law and economics, specializing in the information economy, including the analysis of markets and regulation in telecommunications, media and the Internet. He served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis, Columbia University, the Wharton School and George Mason University School of Law. Sponsored by the Department of Economics.

Saturday, April 13
“A Naturalist at Home”
Speaker: Rudy Mancke
4 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Rudy Mancke, a 1967 Wofford graduate and co-host of “NatureScene” on South Carolina ETV and “Nature Notes” on SCETV and South Carolina Pubic Radio, will present “A Naturalist at Home” a talk on South Carolina natural history. Mancke’s field trips, broadcast nationwide, have earned him a legion of dedicated followers. The National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Club of America honored his commitment to resource conservation with special awards. Since retiring for SCETV, Mancke has gone on to teach at the University of South Carolina. Previously he was the natural history curator at the South Carolina State Museum and a high school biology and geology teacher. He also is a graduate of USC and received honorary degrees from Wofford, the College of Charleston and Winthrop University. The event is presented by Wofford and the Spartanburg Science Center and is sponsored by Milliken and Co., Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, the Master Gardener Association of the Piedmont, Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc., Piedmont Farm and Garden, SPACE, Upstate Forever and the Watershed Ecology Center.

Tuesday, April 16
Interim 2020 Travel/Study Fair
11 a.m.-noon
Steps of Main Building
During the Interim 2020 Travel/Study Fair faculty will be available to provide information and answer questions about upcoming Interim travel/study projects during two information sessions, one at 11 a.m. and one at 11:30 a.m. Students are encouraged to come learn more about travel projects available during Interim 2020.

Wednesday, April 17, through Friday, April 19
Wednesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 27
Wofford Theatre Production
“The Last Firefly” by Naomi Iizuka
8 nightly, Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Wofford Theatre presents Naomi Iizuka’s “The Last Firefly,” directed by guest artist and lecturer Sully White. Critically acclaimed for her poetic and imaginative storytelling, Iizuka is known for plays that masterfully blend classical and contemporary theatrical traditions from East and West. In “The Last Firefly,” she seamlessly weaves Japanese folk tales into the story of a young boy on a perilous quest for an elusive truth. The production is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up. Performances are at 8 each night. Student tickets are $5, faculty tickets are $12 and tickets for the general public are $15. Purchase in advance at or on the Wofford Theatre Facebook page to take advantage of our special online discount.

Thursday, April 18
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
“To Consent and Beyond”
Speaker: Dr. Kelley Johnson, sex educator
11 a.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Dr. Johnson will talk about healthy sexual interaction.

Thursday, April 18
Curator’s Talk: “Graphic Solidarity”
Speaker: Katie McCorkle, class of 2019
7 p.m., upper level, Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Wofford College senior Katie McCorkle will speak on the exhibition she curated, “Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution.” The exhibition features posters produced in Cuba during the period following the revolution through the 1980s, focusing on the revolutionaries’ efforts to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacies of imperialism and colonialism. The talk is part of Spartanburg's monthly ArtWalk series; a reception will follow. The exhibition runs through Sunday, May 19.

Monday, April 22
Hillel’s Passover Seder
6 p.m., Gray-Jones Room, Burwell Building
The campus is invited to enjoy Jewish desserts, learn about the history of the Passover holiday and partake in a traditional Jewish Passover Seder. Please RSVP to Professor Andrew Green at or Dr. Patricia Nuriel at

Tuesday, April 23
Department of History Lecture
Supported by the Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor of History Endowed Fund
“Understanding Trump: The Meaning of an American Milestone”
Speaker: Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer
6:30 p.m., Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium (NOTE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE)
Presidential biographer Jon Meacham gave one of the eulogies at the funeral of President George H.W. Bush. This guest lecture will be moderated by Craig Melvin, a 2001 Wofford graduate and a weekday news anchor for NBC’s TODAY Show. Meacham, whose biography of President George H.W. Bush debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list, provided a eulogy for the late president. Meacham’s new book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” examines today’s American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear. The book will be available for purchase at the event. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 25
Third Annual Terrier StartUP Challenge
5-8 p.m., Volleyball Arena, Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
The Terrier StartUP Challenge is one of the largest new-venture pitch competitions in South Carolina, providing Wofford’s rising student innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a share of $10,000 in seed funding. A panel of expert judges listen to the pitches and question the students, then select winners to receive funding. Guest enjoy complimentary refreshments while listening to the captivating stories of the students. The event is sponsored by The Space in the Mungo Center, Wofford’s professional development center. Guest should register at; Wofford students interested in pitching should register at For more information, contact Tyler Senecal at

Gallery and Museum Exhibitions:

Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27
9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
The 9th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features original artworks in a variety of media created by current Wofford students.

Through Saturday, April 27
Jim and Kay Gross Collection: Art of the Carolinas
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
“Art of the Carolinas,” an exhibition of the Jim and Kay Gross Collection, features works by artists across South Carolina and North Carolina, collected by Jim and Kay Gross, avid supporters of the arts in Spartanburg since the 1960s. A professor of English at Wofford for over four decades, Gross founded the Wofford Theatre Workshop, served many terms on the Spartanburg Board of the Arts Council and twice was president of the Spartanburg Gallery Committee as well as the Spartanburg Ballet Guild. The exhibition runs through Saturday, April 27.

Through Sunday, May 19
Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections
Lower level, Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson
Center for the Arts
Dynamic and theatrical, but also down-to-earth, moralizing and sometimes comic. Triumphant, grandiose and propagandistic, and yet also intimate and inward. All of these terms are applicable to the art of the European Baroque, the cultural epoch of the 17th and 18th centuries, which produced an unprecedented richness and variety in creative expression. Complex and conflicting forces across the political, religious, economic and social spheres of life account for this artistic abundance. The Netherlands, a major center of artistic production during the Baroque period, was home to many of these contrasts and conflicts within its relatively small geographic boundaries along the northern coast of Europe. These diverse cultural forces are evident, in varying ways and degrees, in a selection of paintings generously loaned to Wofford College by the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery in Greenville, S.C.; the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C.; and the Robicsek Family Collection in Charlotte, N.C.

Through Sunday, May 19
Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution
Upper level, Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
This exhibition features posters produced in Cuba during the period following the revolution through the 1980s. The highlighted posters focus on Cuba’s efforts to spread the messages of its revolution worldwide and to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacy of imperialism and colonialism. Primarily published by the OSPAAAL organization based in Havana, these works helped to facilitate the internationalist outlook and message of the Cuban revolution through their inclusion in the Tricontinental magazine, which reached people in more than 60 countries worldwide. The works in the exhibition are on loan from the collection of Lindsay Webster of Spartanburg, S.C. Curated by Katie McCorkle, class of 2019, this exhibition is a culmination of her yearlong honors project for art history and government.

Hours for the Richardson Family Art Gallery and the Richardson Family Art Museum:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, 1-9 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, closed. Special hours will be observed during the week of Wofford’s Commencement: Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, noon-4 p.m.