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 2016 Spring Schedule.

Friday, March 4


1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Roberts Cultural Life Center, Hale Auditorium.  
Dr. Stacy D. Nelson, "Crucial Conversations"

$25 for members of the Community.  Free for Roberts Faculty, Staff, and Traditional Undergraduate Students.  To register (Community members) visit: 

Tuesday, March 15


7:30 p.m., Roberts Cultural Life Center, Shewan Recital Hall
Dr. Paul Berry, Assistant Professor of Music History, Yale University

Friday, March 18


11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Cox Hall Auditorium
Sonja Livingston, author of Queen of the Fall and Ghostbread.  Part of the Rochester Reads series.

Tuesday, April 5


12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Ellen Stowe Roberts Room, Garlock Commons
Dr. Christopher Norment, Environmental Science and Biology Department at the College at Brockport.
“Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World”
Part of ConServe ConVerse series.

Wednesday, April 13


12:00 p.m., Roberts Cultural Life Center, CLC 219
Ms. Angelique Stevens, Water for South Sudan. Part of ConServe ConVerse series.

Tuesday, April 19


 7:30 p.m., Roberts Cultural Life Center, Shewan Recital Hall
Song Recital with Katherine Curtis, mezzo-soprano, and Christopher Kimpel, tenor, with Michael Landrum, piano

Wednesday, April 20


12:00 p.m., Roberts Cultural Life Center, CLC 219
Ms. Hilary R. Mosher, Coordinator for Finger Lakes Partnership for Invasive Species Management at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
“Aquatic Invasive Species in the Finger Lakes Region.”
Part of ConServe ConVerse series.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Moore at