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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

The lectures, programs and special events of the University Series are designed to foster campus discussions focusing on UIndy's four learning goals: social responsibility, creativity, performance and critical thinking.

2016-17 Events
Flipping the Script

In 2016–2017, 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.

RATLIFF SYMPOSIUM: HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES
Friday, Sept. 29, 2016

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2016
Symposium Workshops, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
Sutphin Lectureship
7 p.m., Indianapolis Public LibraryCentral Library

DR. BILL THOMAS
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
Penrod Lectureship: The Age of Disruption Tour

Disrupting Dementia Workshop
2:30-4:30 p.m., Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Aging: Life's Most Dangerous Game (nonfiction theatre)
7-8:30 p.m., Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

"THE BURDEN"
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
The screening of "The Burden" to be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Roger Sorkin and former Mayor Ballard.
7 p.m., Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

KEVIN RADAKER
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
Showers Lectureship: A Visit from C.S. Lewis
Time TBA, McCleary Chapel, Schwitzer Student Center

PETER MURPHY
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2017
Provost's Lecture: What is the Biggest Problem in the World?
4:30-6 p.m., Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

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

2015-16 Diversity Series

The Diversity Lecture Series celebrates the diversity on our campus. Six events throughout the year (three per semester) provide a fun and interesting approach to topics such as ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. The programs feature comedians, theatrical performances, musicians, reality-show cast members and professional speakers.

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Sister Outsider Poetry: Spoken Word Compilation

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Dr. Leon Williams: Building an Empire of Bias

Wednesday, Nov. 4
Elaine Penn: One Student, Many Stories