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Broaden your horizons and explore basic value issues during twice-weekly convocations.

Renowned guest speakers, performing groups, and presentations will expose you to politics, society, religion and the arts and sciences – and you’ll be able to ask your burning questions, too.

Gain a broader perspective on current issues and historical events.

Build community through deeper understanding and respect for differing vantage points.

Determine where you stand on issues in the nation and the world from a more well-rounded view.

 

Spring 2018 Convocation Schedule

Friday

2/2

NO CONVOCATION – OTHER BETHEL CLASSES ARE IN SESSION

Monday

2/5

Introductions and Reintroductions: Joel Boettger Director Of Convocation

Friday

2/9

Sheryl Wilson Director of KIPCOR on Restorative Justice

Monday

2/12

Forensics Roadshow/Presentation

Friday

2/16

“Are you part of the child abuse protection plan?” Diana Schunn- Executive Director of Child Advocacy Center of Kansas

Monday

2/19

Student Government Forum

Friday

2/23

“All That We Share” Memorial Hall  

 

Special Evening Session

Loss of Turtle Island w/ MMC board  Memorial Hall 7 p.m.

Monday

2/26

"When Lives Don’t Seem to Matter: The Logic of Nonviolence in the Face of all the -Isms"  Staley Lecture—Malinda Elizabeth Berry

Friday

3/2

“Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings” Mark McCormick Convocation  and Book Signing

Monday

3/5

Aaron Brown, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Sterling College;   discussing and readings from his new book of poetry Acacia Road.

Friday

3/9

Interterm travel Reports - Choir Tour, Mexico, Eastern Europe

Monday

3/12

KBCU Radio Show Convocation-featuring students and  alumni of the Bethel KBCU program

Friday

3/16

Neighbors, Killers, Enablers, Witnesses: The Many Roles of Mennonites in the Holocaust. Doris Bergen, Keynote Speaker, Mennonites and the Holocaust Symposium

Monday

3/19

SPRING BREAK NO CLASS

Friday

3/23

SPRING BREAK NO CLASS

Monday

3/26

Women’s History Month Convocation

Sha'Condria iCon, is a national championship poet and multidisciplinary teaching artist. 

Friday

3/30

GOOD FRIDAY NO CLASS

Monday

4/2

“Marvel’s Marginalization: Marvel Comics and the Erasure of Racial Identity”

Alex Stucky Ph.D. Dissertation: KU Am. Studies Program Candidate

Friday

4/6

Wichita Jazz Festival Artist: Brad Leali; Professor at UNT, Member of Count Basie Orchestra and Lyle Lovett’s Large Band

Monday

4/9

TBD

Friday

4/13

Masemo Mukabule and Kristie Martin- Refugee Resettlement in America

Monday

4/16

D. Jalane Schmidt  “Holding-Space in #Charlottesville: Confronting ‘Alt-Right’ White Supremacists” 

Friday

4/20

KIPCOR Kansas Restorative Justice Conference  Speaker

Monday

4/23

Rafe Martin, Author and Storyteller with Native American/Peace and Social Justice Themes (sponsored by KIPCOR as part of their 30th Anniversary series)

Friday

4/27

URICA Symposium

Monday

4/30

Diversity Seminar Presentation

Convocation Assessment

Friday

5/4

C. Henry Smith Oration Finals 

Monday

5/7

Awards Convocation

Friday

5/11

Awards Convocation

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