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Lectures & Programs

The academic year at UIndy is rich with lectures and programs on a myriad of topics, which makes it interesting and easy for students to earn Lecture/Performance credit. Many, such as the annual Kellogg Writers Series, are cultural in nature; others are more scholarly. The University Series and Diversity Series were created specifically for students.

University Series

Each year, for its University Series of lectures and performances, UIndy focuses on one of its four learning goals: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Performance, and Social Responsibility. In 2016–17, we will explore how two of those goals, critical thinking and social responsibility, relate to each other. From day to day, we locate our personal identity in relation to the social scripts that narrate expectations for ourselves and for those around us. We find stability in these scripts—in thinking of ourselves as faculty, students, citizens, activists, family, friends.

2016-18 Events
Flipping the Script

In 2016–2018, we will explore how critical thinking and social responsibility relate to each other. From day to day, we locate our personal identity in relation to the social scripts that narrate expectations for ourselves and for those around us. We find stability in these scripts–in thinking of ourselves as faculty, students, citizens, activists, family, friends. "Flipping the script" involves thinking about our roles and behaviors in different ways. Critical thinking enables us to discover new ways, for example, to understand freedom from–discrimination or poverty, say–as well as freedom for the exercise of responsibility. Exploring new scripts for everyday life poses challenges. As we register new expectations for how lives matter and we identify ourselves in different ways than before, we create, together, the script of social responsibility.

Times and locations can be found on the UIndy calendar.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Michael G. Cartwright: mcartwright@uindy.edu, 317-788-3233

Semester II Calendar

LETTERPRESS HULLABALOO 
January 17 to February 10
Gallery Reception & Exhibition January 23, 2017 4–6 p.m., Art Gallery, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Guest Lecture: Erin Beckloff, Co-Director of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film 
Monday January 23, 5:30pm
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 115 
Sponsored by the Department of Art & Design and the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences
Contact Person: Katherine Fries, 317-788-3253 email: frieskj@uindy.edu 

PROVOST'S LECTURE
"What is the Biggest Problem in the World?" by Peter Murphy
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4:30–6 p.m., Ruth Lilly Performance Hall,
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
 

RICHARD M. FAIRBANKS SYMPOSIUM ON CIVIC LEADERSHIP
Friday, March 3, 2017
Greenspace and Civic Leadership
11 a.m.-7 p.m., UIndy Hall, Schwitzer Student Center

DOCUMENTARY FILM:  
"Bottom Dollars, Rooted in Rights"
Indiana Disability Rights, College of Health Sciences, Center for Aging and Community (CAC).
March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. 
Annis Auditorium, Health Pavilion
Contact Person:  Gurinder Hohl, 317-788-5930 email hohlg@uindy.edu

ROOTS: A CONVERSATION FEATURING ANTWAN SALAN AND HANAN SCHLESINGER
Co-sponsored with the Jewish Community Relations Council.
April 3, 2017 at noon
UIndy Hall, Schwitzer Student Center

Fall 2017

KEVIN RADAKER
"A Visit from Henry David Thoreau"  
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Lilly Performance Hall
Sponsored by the English Department
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 9 p.m. 
Contact person: Dr. Richard Marshall, marshall@uindy.edu  317-788-3240

Spring 2018

ROBERT EDSEL
"The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History"
​Tuesday, ​March 20, 2018​ at 7:00 p.m
UIndy Hall​
​​​Contact Person:  ​Katherine Fries, 317-788-3387 frieskj@uindy.edu