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.

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 and Tuesday, April 13 and 14


Catherine Branch, Founder, Music of Difference
“Music of Difference”
3:00 pm Smith Science Center Auditorium

Monday, April 13
   Community Chapel with guest Rev. Barbara Isaman-Bushart
   11:00 am Hale Auditorium
   3:00 pm Shewan Recital Hall

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
   7:30 pm Shewan Recital Hall. 

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21 and 22


Barnes Science and Faith Symposium (see cost and registration information below)

“Cosmology and the Physics of Time”

Tuesday, April 21                                                          
   5:30 pm       Opening Reception
   6:15 pm       Dinner (Current college/seminary students can attend keynote address at                       no charge – dinner not included.)
   7:00 pm       Keynote Address:   Dr. Adam Frank
                      About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

Wednesday, April 22

   11:00 am    Chapel          Dr. Jeffrey McPherson
   12:00 pm    Lunch           Informal Discussion Time
     3:30 pm    Reception                  
     4:00 pm    Faculty Presentations   Scientific focus 
     7:00 pm    Faculty Presentations   Theological focus

Barnes Science and Faith Symposium Costs and Registration information:

  • Opening Reception, Dinner*, Lunch* and All Sessions - $28.00
  • Opening Reception, Dinner* and Sessions - $24.00
  • Lunch* and Sessions only - $8.00
  • Sessions only - No charge

*Vegetarian Options available for all meals

Register now to attend this outstanding event. If you have questions, please contact Evangeline Kovach at 585.594.6134 or via email at

The Barnes Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. David Barnes.


* 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