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Cultural Enrichment

Each year the Cultural Enrichment Committee (CEC) of Roberts Wesleyan College provides a series of cross-disciplinary experiences for the college community. These are open to the community and most are free.

The CEC seeks to provide programs that help students understand connections between a Christian liberal arts education, a life of scholarship, service and faith and the culture at large.

These programs often include:

  • Guest lectures by local, regional and national scientists, authors, poets and other scholars and practitioners
  • Several musical events including solo and group performances each semester
  • Film fests
  • Common book projects
  • Connections with chapel programs
  • Community projects and national issues
  • Scholarship activity of the Roberts faculty

See below for this semester’s upcoming programs.  Download a pdf version of the 2015 Spring Schedule.

Thursday, January 29 

 

Antara Winds Recital (View event flyer)
7:30 pm Shewan Recital Hall
Free Admission
*Contact Dr. Michael Landrum for further information by calling 585.594.6374 or e-mail LandrumM@roberts.edu

Antara Winds

Thursday, February 12

 

Dr. Justin Behrend, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York at Geneseo
Author of "Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War"
“The Legacy of Slave Emancipation: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday”
4:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Monday, February 23

 

Deanna Witkowski Jazz Piano Recital
11:00 am Hale Auditorium
Part of Chapel Series

Saturday, February 28

 

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” a play by William Shakespeare
adapted by Dr. David Richman, Professor of Theater and Dance, University of New Hampshire
Presented by the Rochester Shakespeare Players
7:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Thursday, March 5

 

Joseph and John Irrera, piano and violin
7:30 pm Shewan Recital Hall

Thursday, March 12

 

“Objects of Grace” The Art of Dr. James Romaine
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Reception in Davison Art Gallery

Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20

 

Schoenals Symposium: Dr. James Romaine
“Three Dimensions of Christian Creativity”
(Times and dates to be announced)

Monday, March 23

 

Dr. David Warners, Professor of Biology, Calvin College
“Reconciliation Ecology”
12:15 pm Ellen Stowe Room *

Monday, March 30

 

Dr. Thomas Trabold, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Mobility, Golisano Institute of Sustainability
“Sustainable Energy”
12:15 pm Ellen Stowe Room *

Wednesday, April 8

 

Jae Newman, Poet and Adjunct Professor of Writing, Roberts Wesleyan College
“National Poetry Month: Readings”
4:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Monday, April 13

 

Catherine Branch, Founder, Music of Difference
“Music of Difference”
4:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21 and 22

 

Barnes Science and Faith Symposium
“Cosmology and the Physics of Time”
(Times and locations to be announced)

* Those attending the lecture during this lunch hour are encouraged to bring their meal to the Ellen Stowe Room during the presentation

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Moore at moorem@roberts.edu