August 22, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
The annual welcome and ceremonial opening of the academic year.
August 29, 5 pm, Freeman Hall
This gathering recognizes faculty noted for their success in teaching, scholarship and leadership.
Intro to Gender & Sexuality
September 5, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
September 12, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
This professor emeritus of theology argues that same-sex marriages are in accord with religion's social and societal goals.
September 19, 11 am, Stone Chapel
Join us for this annual convocation that honors those who give at the highest levels.
Jazz & Blues: The Estrogen Effect
September 27, 8 pm, Central High School Auditorium
Enjoy an evening of woman-powered jazz and blues with musicians including vocalist Kristi Meredith and trumpeter Tijuana Julian.
October 3, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Explore the ways in which a user's gender impacts the way he or she uses computer communication.
October 24, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Dr. Hamer's research into the possible role of genetics in determining who we are has sparked intense controversy.
October 31, TBA, Clara Thompson Hall
Camp Heartland is devoted to the needs of children living with HIV while promoting empathy and awareness.
November 7, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
One of the world's great poets, and an advocate for the power of each person regardless of race or gender.
November 21, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
If there is a crisis in American culture, he has a solution: strengthen the marriage institution. David Blankenhorn continues to focus on the need to strengthen marriage and morality as sources of improved confidence, character and citizenship.
Christina Hoff Sommers
January 23, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
As modern society continues to empower women, are boys falling behind? Join best-selling author Christina Hoff Sommers as she explains why men are being blamed for society's - and history's - problems.
January 30, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
As an attorney and president of the National Organization of Women from 1991 to 2001, she has championed the rights of women for decades.
R. Robin Miller
February 13, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Just in time for Valentine's Day, explore how love is recognized and reinforced during American dating rituals.
February 20, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Find out why women's unique way of approaching tasks may make them better suited to handle the complicated modern world.
March 6, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
These performance artists skewer stereotypes of women with their unique presentations. You'll have to see them for yourself!
Kathy and Cal LeMon
March 27, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Dr. Cal LeMon, minister and theologian, and his wife Kathy, a clinical psychologist, share their thoughts about the structures and patterns for stronger life relationships.
April 3, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
A concert with singer/songwriter Randi Driscoll inspires social awareness and the call for social justice.
April 10, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
How do Western attitudes about feminism mesh with Islam? Dr. Hooshang Pazaki opens a cultural door onto how men and women relate.
April 17, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
He has published more than 50 popular children's books. David Harrison offers the wisdom of his experience in how what we say affects boys and girls who will eventually become men and women.
May 1, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
An annual celebration of student achievements and success.
Faculty Development Days
These days have been set aside so that faculty can improve their already considerable teaching abilities, engage in scholarship or otherwise support the Theme Year mission.