"/> Convocation | Bethel College, KS
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Sarah Unruh ’12


Convocation is an all-school assembly that generally meets twice weekly (Monday and Friday) at 11 a.m. during spring and fall semesters in Krehbiel Auditorium. It is an integral part of the liberal arts education experience at Bethel. Guest lecturers, performing groups and audio/visual presentations provide students with a wide-ranging exposure to issues in politics, society, religion, the arts and sciences. The convocation experience is designed to help build community, broaden horizons and explore basic value issues.

Spring 2018 Schedule

February 5, 11:00 a.m. Intro to Convo: Joel Boettger
February 9, 11:00 a.m. Sheryl Wilson, Director of KIPCOR: "Restorative Justice: How it Shapes My Black History Story"
February 12, 11:00 a.m. Forensics Roadshow Presentation
February 16, 11:00 a.m. "Are You Part of The Child Abuse Protection Plan?" Diana Schunn
February 19, 11:00 a.m. Student Government Forum
February 26, 11:00 a.m. "When Lives Don't Seem to Matter: The Logic of Non-violence in the Face of all the -Isms"
March 2, 11:00 a.m. "A Choice of Weapons" - Mark McCormick
March 5, 11:00 a.m. Aaron Brown, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Sterling College
March 9, 11:00 a.m. Interterm Travel Reports
March 12, 11:00 a.m. KBCU Radio Show Convocation
March 16, 11:00 a.m. "Neighbors, Killers, Enablers, Witnesses: The Many Roles of Mennonites in the Holocaust"
March 26, 11:00 a.m. Women's History Month, Sha'Condria iCon, national poet and multidisciplinary teaching artist
April 2, 11:00 a.m. "Marvel's Marginalization: Marvel Comics and the Erasure of Racial Identity" Alex Stucky Ph.D Cand.
April 6, 11:00 a.m. Brad Leali: Professor of Jazz Saxophone at UNT: Wichita Jazz Festival Guest Artist
April 9, 11:00 a.m. TBD
April 13, 11:00 a.m. Masemo Mukabue and Kristie Martin Refugee Resettlement in America
April 16, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Jalane Schmidt, "Confronting White Supremacy in Charlottesville"
April 20, 11:00 a.m. KIPCOR Kansas Restorative Justice Conference Speaker (tentative)
April 23, 11:00 a.m. Rafe Martin, Author and Storyteller with Native American, Peace and Social Justice Themes
April 27, 11:00 a.m. URICA Symposium
April 30, 11:00 a.m. Diversity Seminar Presentation
May 4, 11:00 a.m. C Henry Smith Oration Finals
May 7, 11:00 a.m. Awards Convo
May 11, 11:00 a.m. Awards Convo
February 23, 11:00 a.m. "All that we Share" - Memorial Hall
February 23, 7:00 p.m. Loss of Turtle Island with MCC board

Past lectures

This list is constructed from the published convocation brochures, which may not necessarily reflect last-minute changes to the convo schedule.