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

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