Current Semester Lectures, Lyceums & Convocations

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Graphic of Big Question Big Question: The lecture relates to this year's Big Question, "Where do we go from here?"

January

Graphic of Convo CardJan. 15, International Poetry Festival Finale
2 p.m., Cole Hall
A selection of poets who participated in the Bridgewater College International Poetry Festival Jan. 12-15 will present their work.

Graphic of Convo CardJan. 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Leonard Tshitenge, an American Congolese poet and activist, will speak.

Graphic of Convo CardJan. 31, Opening Campus Worship
9:30 a.m., Carter Center
Join Chaplain Robbie Miller for the first worship service of the spring semester.

Graphic of Convo CardJan. 31, Tracy DeLuca
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Tracy DeLuca is a Communications Design and Project Lead at IDEO, a global design company that creates positive impact through design. Her specialty is finding solutions to tough business and social challenges.

February

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 2, Film: The Rosa Parks Story
7 p.m., Cole Hall
This biopic tells the story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, portrayed by Angela Bassett, from her days as a private-school student to her public battle against racism and segregation.
Sponsored by the Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 7, Macbeth
9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
A 60-minute abridged version, performed by Compass Shakespeare from Mary Baldwin University.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 7, Endowed Lecture: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jon Meacham
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. His books include American Lion and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. This program is a part of the College’s Endowed Lectures Series.
Sponsored by the W. Harold Row Symposium and the Harry and Ina Shank Peace Studies Endowment

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 8, Lyceum: New Orford String Quartet
7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Hailed for their “ravishingly beautiful tone,” as well as their “extraordinary technical skills and musicianship,” the quartet members are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony orchestras.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 9, Fitness Preview
7:30 p.m., Funkhouser Center
Students will have the opportunity to try out a variety of group fitness options available on campus.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 10, David Coleman: The Dating Doctor
8 p.m., Cole Hall
Making you laugh the entire show, Coleman will give dating advice you didn’t know you needed to know.
Co-sponsored by Eagle Productions

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 14, Showker Award for Internship Excellence
9:30 a.m., Carter Center
Presentations from the inaugural award winners.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 15, Interfaith Film Festival: American East
7 p.m., Boitnott Room
A 2008 film, American East is a timely, poignant feature drama about Arab-Americans living in post-9/11 Los Angeles.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 16, Interfaith Film Festival: Black Robe
7 p.m., Boitnott Room
Set in 1634, this film follows the travels of Father LaForgue, a Jesuit priest called upon to search for a remote Canadian mission surrounded by Huron settlements.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 17, Silliman Lecture
1 p.m., McKinney 100
Dr. Jason Ridlon, a 2002 graduate of Bridgewater College and an assistant professor in the department of animal sciences at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, will speak on the modification of human bile acids by the intestinal microflora. Free and open to the public

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 19, Collage Music Concert
3 p.m., Carter Center
The Bridgewater College Concert Choir, Chorale and Jazz Ensemble will collaborate in a joint concert to feature vocal and instrumental music students.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 20, The Obama Legacy
7:30 p.m., Carter Center
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Presented by Harrisonburg, VA Mayor Deanna Reed.
Sponsored by the Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 21, Mel Williams: The Coral Reef
9:30 a.m., Boitnott Room
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Mel Williams ’95 shares his photos and personal impressions regarding the fragile ecosystem of coral reefs that he has visited.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 23-26, Theatre at Bridgewater College Presents: Woyzeck by Georg Büchner
Feb. 23-25, 8 p.m., Cole Hall
Feb. 26, 3 p.m., Cole Hall
Woyzeck deals with the dehumanizing effects of medical experiments and the military on a young man’s life.
Post-performance discussion on Feb. 24
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and non-BC students
Reservations required; limited seating
Ticket reservations: 540-828-5631

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 26, Trumpet Recital
7 p.m., Carter Center
Dr. Christine Carrillo, Assistant Professor of Music, will present a trumpet recital.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 28, Dr. Moshe Khurgel, “Small Questions”
9:30 a.m., Boitnott Room
Dr. Moshe Khurgel leads an interactive discussion on questions that are not specifically the broad Big Question, but need the same kind of careful thought.

Graphic of Convo CardFeb. 28, Antonio Neves
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Antonio Neves helps young people develop leadership skills, increase their workplace engagement and build a network of allies.

March

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 14, Spring Campus Worship
9:30 a.m., Carter Center
Join Chaplain Robbie Miller for the spring campus worship service.

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 16, Andrew Loomis
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Andrew Loomis, a specialist in conflict resolution will present “Anabaptist Non-Resistance in the Age of Terror.”
Sponsored by the Kline-Bowman Institute for Creative Peace-Building and the Forum for Brethren Studies.

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 18, Gospel Extravaganza
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 20, Lyceum: Quarteto Viagem
7:30 p.m., Carter Center
A concert of Brazilian choro music.

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 21, Israel-Palestine Relations
9:30 a.m., Boitnott Room

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 21, Cristina Pinto-Bailey
3:30 p.m., Boitnott Room
Cristina Pinto-Bailey will speak on “Women, Memory, Nation: Writing Identities in Latin American Women’s Novels.”
Organized by Virginia Latino Higher Education Network

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 22, Gregory Pardlo
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Gregory Pardlo is an American poet, writer and professor, whose book Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 23, Tom Huskerson
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
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Tom Huskerson will present important information about cyber security.

Graphic of Convo CardMar. 28, PDP Non-Seniors
9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
An overview of PDP graduation requirements for underclassmen.

Mar. 29, Career Premiere Job and Internship Fair
9:30 a.m., Roanoke, Va.
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Career Services, to sign up.

April

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 4, Founder’s Day
11 a.m., Nininger Hall
The annual celebration of Bridgewater College’s founding in 1880, which includes the presentation of three awards honoring BC faculty.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 4, Film: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine
7 p.m., Cole Hall
This film explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, the gay student murdered in Laramie, Wyo., through the lens of close friend Michele Josue.
Sponsored by the Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 5, Division III Awareness
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 6, Judy Shepard, activist and mother of Matthew Shepard
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
In 1998, Judy Shepard’s son Matthew was killed in a brutal murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Turning tragedy into a personal crusade for justice, she established the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on his legacy. Shepard’s courageous leadership led to passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Obama in October 2009. She urges her audiences to make all communities safer, regardless of race, sex, religion or gender identity.
Sponsored by the Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 11, Easter Campus Worship
9:30 a.m., Carter Center
Join Chaplain Robbie Miller for the Easter campus worship service.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 11, Michael Casson
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Michael Casson, Director of the University Center for Economic Development and International Trade (UCEDIT) will speak.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 12, Poetry Jam
7:30 p.m., Boitnott Room
Students and faculty share their original poetic works.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 18, Career Exploration Day
9:30 a.m., Cole Hall

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 20, Earth Day Convocation
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Michael DelBiondo is the Retail Manager for the Mercy House Thrift Store, Building Supply Store and Thrift Boutique. He will discuss the role of the Mercy House Shelter and stores in the community and how they bring value through providing low-cost recycled items for sale and diverting items that may otherwise end up in a landfill.

Graphic of Convo CardApr. 23, Percussion Ensemble Concert
3 p.m., Cole Hall

Apr. 25, EP Presents: The Last Lecture
9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
Based on Randy Pausch’s book The Last Lecture, EP and Convo are teaming up to host an event where the students vote for the faculty member they would like to present their hypothetical “last lecture.”
Co-sponsored by Eagle Productions.

Apr. 25, The Scott Symposium on Business Ethics: Carrie Chenery, Executive Director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership
7:30 p.m., Boitnott Room
Chenery will speak on “Striking a Balance: Economic Development in the Shenandoah Valley.”
Not for convocation credit

Apr. 27, Kim Iverson Headlee
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Kim Headlee is a fantasy writer living in Southwest Virginia. She is the winner of the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for her novel King Arthur’s Sister at Washington’s Court, and she has penned more than a dozen other critically acclaimed, award-winning books.

Apr. 30, Symphonic Band Concert
3 p.m., Cole Hall

May

May 1, Aimee Suzara
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Aimee Suzara, a Filipina-American playwright, poet and performer, will present excerpts of her theatrical work and talk about how theater can create dialogue about identity and culture.

May 2
ASPIRE: Alpha Chi Student Research Presentations
9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
ASPIRE: Communications Student Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m., Stone Chapel
ASPIRE: Cultural Studies Student Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m., Boitnott Room
ASPIRE: History Student/Faculty Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m., McKinney 223

May 2, The Lomax Project
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall

May 3, ASPIRE: Student & Faculty Poster Presentations
5:30-6:30 p.m., Nininger Hall

May 4
ASPIRE: Alpha Chi Student Research Presentations
9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
ASPIRE: Biochemistry Student Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m., Boitnott Room
ASPIRE: Family and Consumer Science Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m., McKinney 223

May 4, Documentary: Golden Venture
7 p.m., Cole Hall
This documentary chronicles the ongoing struggles of passengers who were aboard the Golden Venture, an immigrant smuggling ship from China’s Fujian Province that ran aground near New York City in 1993.

May 5
ASPIRE: Faculty Research Presentations

2 p.m., Boitnott Room
Choral Concert
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

May 6, Jazz Ensemble Concert
3 p.m., Cole Hall

May 7, College Awards Ceremony
3 p.m., Cole Hall

May 8, Senior Art Thesis Exhibition Opening
5-8 p.m., various locations around campus

May 9
The Big Question Challenge “Final Four”

9:30 a.m., Cole Hall
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Come see the final four speakers in “The Big Question Challenge” present their speeches on this year’s topic, “Where do we go from here?”

Artist Talks
7-10 p.m., Boitnott Room