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


All events are free and open to the public.

Rev. John Parit
    Director of The Olive Branch Mission in Africa

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:15 pm  in Ellen Stowe Room in Garlock*

*Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunch.
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More info

RWC Poetry Reading
     Featuring Poets Bethany Bowman & Charlie Cote
     Open mic to follow.  #NaPoMo #robertsreads #lifeatroberts #Yawp   

Friday, April 5, 2019, 12:00 pm in Ellen Stowe Room in Garlock
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Here is a sampling of events from Fall 2018....

Rachel Barnhart
Constitution Day - "Free Speech"
Click on this link to view Rachel's presentation!

Was on Monday, September 17, 2018 
12:00 pm   Ellen Stowe Room

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Rachel B podcast:

Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone; and Joel Harder, piano
“Schubert's Winterreise” - a Musical Event

Was on Wednesday, September 19 
7:30 pm   Shewan Recital Hall

Joshua Bouillon, tenor; Jeffery McGhee, baritone; and Michael Landrum, piano
“An Evening of Art Song, Opera, and Sacred Song”

Was on Tuesday, October 16
7:30 pm Shewan Recital Hall in the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, D.D., S.T.L., J.C.D.
Roman Catholic Bishop, Diocese of Rochester

Was on Thursday, October 18
4:00 pm   Lake Auditorium in the Smith Hall

Click on this link for additional information.   
Bishop Matano:

Roberts Reads 2018

Drew Moser
    Co-author of "Ready or Not: Leaning into Life in Our Twenties" (with Jess Fankhauser)

Was on Monday, October 22
11:00 am   Hale Auditorium (during Chapel time) in the Roberts Cultural Life Center
12:00 pm   Ellen Stowe in Garlock - Bring your lunch to further discuss the book, ask questions, etc.  Open to all!

Alumni Panel
    Bring your dinner and hear a panel of RWC alumni discuss calling, careers, and life after Roberts

Was on Tuesday, October 23
5:30 pm   Ellen Stowe in Garlock - Open to all!

More links for a sampling of past events:

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Moore at