Schedule of Speakers - Fall 2012

Unless otherwise noted, events take place from 12-12:50 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Date Speaker Topic
Sept. 3 Nina Salmon, MEd Assistant Professor of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Assistant Director of Senior Symposium and LCSR A color line runs through it
Sept. 10 Jordan Hill, MA and Doctoral Candidate Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), Virginia Tech Does genuine free will require sacrifice?
Sept. 17 Sharon Bryant, Monacan Tribal Chief Our neighbors the Monacan Indian nation
Sept. 24 Gary Phillip '71, PhD, Dean of the College and professor of religious studies, Wabash College Representing the irreparable: the Shoah, the Bible, and the art of Samuel Bak
Oct. 1 James F. Pontuso, PhD, Patterson Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, Hampden-Sydney College Resistance, freedom, and responsibility in Kurdish Iraq 
Oct. 8 Laura Kicklighter, PhD Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg College Biology and destiny: Genetics and moral responsibility
Oct. 22 W. Michael Bryant, President and CEO, Centra Health Health care and health policy
Oct. 29 Richard Stein, PhD, postdoctoral associate, Rockefeller University, laboratory of molecular biology and biochemistry Vaccination: interdisciplinary perspectives and crossroads
Nov. 5 Cynthia Ramsey, DMA, Chair and Associate Professor of Music, School of Communications and the Arts, Lynchburg College. Presentation will be in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. Engaging the creative: The lessons of Stravinsky, Sessions, Spielberg and Starbucks
Nov. 12 Siobhan Byrns, MAT., M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Art, School of Communications and the Arts, Lynchburg College The fear of thinking creatively
Nov. 26 Bill Hamilton, PhD, associate professor of biology, Washington and Lee University Blue Lab Brewing: creativity in small business
Dec. 3 J. P. Briggs, PhD, professor of writing, linguistics, and creative process at Western Connecticute State University Genius as a process