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 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 2014 Fall Schedule.

Saturday, September 13 


“The Philanderer” a play by George Bernard Shaw
Presented by Classics Theater of Rochester
8:00 pm Cox Hall Auditorium

Wednesday, October 1

  Dr. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary
“Reading Genesis 3 Attentive to Human Evolution”
4:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Thursday, October 9


An Evening with Auld Lang Syne
7:30 pm Shewan Recital Hall

Friday, October 17


Andrew Cramer, MFA, Adjunct Professor, New York University Wagner School of Public Service
“Emerging Design Methods”
4:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium
still uncertain about time/ location

Tuesday, October 21


Dr. Elizabeth Whittingham, adjunct professor of English literature, SUNY College at Brockport
“Tolkien’s Treasures: The Hobbit”
4:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Thursday, October 23


The Neave Trio (Violin, Cello, Piano)
7:30 pm Shewan Recital Hall

Mid-October to Early-November


Roberts Reads lecture
waiting on all details: Roberts Reads committee chaired by Linda Quinlan

Friday, October 31


Dr. Mitchell Lovett, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Rochester Simon School of Business
“Why Campaigns Go Bad”
12:15 pm Ellen Stowe Room

Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22


“Screwtape” a play based on the book by C.S. Lewis, adapted by James Forsyth
Produced in cooperation with Dramatic Publishing Company
Co-sponsored by the Roberts Wesleyan College Music Department
Presented by the Roberts Wesleyan College Theatre Department
Friday, November 21 (7:30 pm) and Saturday, November 22 (2:00 pm), Hale Auditorium
Current RWC students: free
* General: $10, Student w ID $5, Group of 10 or more $7.50, RWC alum/faculty/staff $7.50