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Convocation / Critical Conversations

Welcome to our Convocation Schedule for the school year. 

If you would like to see previous schedules, please look in the archives below. 

22-23 Convocation Schedule

Aug
25

New Student Dedication

President Shaw

University Church

11:00am

Sep
1

Mental Wellness Week

Chris Herren

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Sep
9

Service Expo

Multiple vendors & speaker

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Sep
15

Student Association

Josh Davis

University Church

11:00am

Sep
22

Constitution Day Celebration

TImothy Golden

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Sep
22

National Geographic Live

Bryan Smith - Capturing the Impossible

Iles PE Center

7:30pm

Sep
29

Latin American Heritage (LAC)

Joslen Lache-Veloz

University Church

11:00am

Oct
6

Fall Week of Prayer

Nathan Renner

University Church

11:00am

Oct
22

GYCSE

Chris Holland

University Church

11:00am

Oct
27

Adventist Heritage

Chantel Klingbeil

University Church

11:00am

Nov
3

Schutte Family Lecture Series

Dr. Neil Nedley

University Church

11:00am

Nov
11

Performing Arts

Marcio Candido

Ackerman Auditorium

7:30pm

Nov
10

Performing Arts

Britton-Rene Collins

Ackerman Auditorium

7:30pm

Nov
17

Lynn Sauls Lecture Series

Carl Bernstein

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Dec
1

Student Association

SA Town Hall Meeting

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Dec
8

Departmental

Various Locations

11:00am

Jan
12

Student Association

Game Day

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Jan
19

Sexual Integrity WEek

Susan Norris

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Jan
26

Student Week of Prayer (SWOP)

Various speakers

University Church

11:00am

Feb
2

Black History Heritage

Heather Thompson-Day

University Church

11:00am

Feb
2

The Myth of Race

Heather Thompson-Day

Lynn Wood Hall

7:30pm

Feb
9

Black History Heritage

Dr's Batiste & Walsh

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Feb
16

Student Association

SA Election Speeches

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Feb
23

Health Career Fair

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Feb
23

Freshman/Sophomore Convocation

Tai Anderson

University Church

11:00am

Feb
28

Performing Arts

Hanzhi Wang

Ackerman Auditorium

7:30pm

Mar
2

Schutte Family Lecture Series

Dr. Christine Costa

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Mar
23

Hasel Lectureship

Paul House

University Church

11:00am

Mar
23

National Geographic Live

Maureen Beck - Improbable Ascent

Iles PE Center

7:30pm

Mar
28

Performing Arts

Steven Banks

Ackerman Auditorium

7:30pm

Mar
30

Asian Club

Jeremy Wong

University Church

11:00am

Apr
4

Departments / Schools

Various Locations

11:00am

Apr
13

Giving Day

Tom Glenn

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Apr
20

Origins

TBA

University Church

11:00am

Apr
27

Awards Chapel

Iles PE Center

11:00am

Archived Events

2021-2022 Convocation Schedule

Convocation 2021-22

Aug
26

President Ken Shaw - Student Dedication

University Church

View
Sep
2

Cortney Lantigua - Mental Health Awareness

Online

View
Sep
9

Alex Bryan - Humanitarian Engagement

Online

View
Sep
16

Orlan M. Johnson - Constitution Day Celebration

Online

View
Sep
23

David Asscherick - Fall Week of Prayer

University Church

View
Sep
30

President Ken Shaw - Presidential Inauguration

University Church

View
Oct
7

Jonathan Osorio - Latin American Heritage

University Church

View
Oct
21

David Wright - GYCSE

University Church

Oct
28

Chantal Klingbeil - Adventist Heritage

University Church

Nov
4

Student Association (Cultural Credit)

Online

Nov
11

Tim Timmons - My Story

University Church

11:00 AM

Nov
11

Tim Timmons - Concert (Cultural Credit)

Iles PE Center

7:30 PM

Nov
18

Departmental Convocation (Cultural Credit)

Various Locations

Dec
2

Student Association - Town Hall (Cultural Credit)

Iles PE Center

JAN
20

Susan Norris (CANCELED)

Sexual Integrity Week

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM

JAN
27

Student Week of Prayer

University Church

11:00 AM

JAN
31

Bridget Kibbey - Bach to Brazil

University Church

7:30 PM

FEB
3

Cherita Armstrong

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM Convocation / Play at 7:30 PM

FEB
2

Critical Conversations (TBD)

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM

FEB
17

SA Election Speeches

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM

FEB
24

Meet the Firms

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM

MAR
3

Kechi Okwuchi

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM

MAR
24

Paul Copan - Hasel Lecturship

University Church

11:00 AM

MAR
31

Justin Yang

University Church

11:00 AM

APR
7

Douglas Axe

Origins

University Church

11:00 AM

APR
14

Departmental

Various Locations

11:00 AM

APR
21

Kevin Burton

Research Day

University Church

11:00 AM

APR
28

Awards Chapel

Iles PE Center

11:00 AM

Winter 2021
Jan
21

David Jimenez - What is the Status of the Presidential Search?

(Chair of Search Committee)

Listen
Jan
28

Esteban Grajales - Student Week of Prayer

Feb
4

Dr. Eric Walsh & Dr. Columbus Batiste - Slave Food Project Part 1

View
Feb
11

Dr. Eric Walsh & Dr. Columbus Batiste - Slave Food Project Part 2

View
Feb
18

SA Election Speeches

Feb
25

Makoto Fujimura - The Theology of Making

View
Mar
4

Alan Parker and Panel - What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

View
Mar
11

Stephen Ruf & Alva Johnson - Can the Press be Trusted?

View
Mar
25

Joseph Khabbaz - Down But Not Out

Thatcher Hall Chapel

Apr
1

How the Model Minority Myth Hurts Us All

Thatcher Hall Chapel

Apr
8

School/Departmental

Various locations

Apr
15

Michael Hasel - Research Day

Thatcher Hall Chapel

View
Apr
22

David Smith - A Conversation With the President

Thatcher Hall Chapel

View
Apr
29

Awards Convocation

Iles PE Center

Fall 2020
Sep
3

Tiffany Bartell - Mental Wellness

View
Sep
17

Dr. Lisa Diller - Womens' Suffrage

View
Sep
24

Kevin Burton - Adventists and Social Justice

View
Oct
1

Dr. Dennis Negron - Title IX

View
Oct
8

Stephanie Guster - Adventists and Racism

View
Oct
15

President David Smith - Q&A with Administration

View
Oct
22

Alan Parker - Adventists and the LGBTQ+ Community

View
Oct
29

Stephanie Guster - Is Racism Systemic?

View
Nov
5

Guest Speaker - Week of Prayer Q&A

View
Nov
11

Chief Brian Hickman - Q&A with Collegedale Police Department

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