August 17, Clara Thompson Hall
In this orientation for new students, the audience will hear from Drury students and faculty who followed in Lewis and Clark's footsteps.
August 21, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
The annual welcome and ceremonial opening of the academic year.
September 4, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
This historian spent 20 years editing the journals of Lewis and Clark, making him an expert on the expedition.
Masterful Melange: A Gala Event
September 6, 8 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Enjoy an elegant evening of music by the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks, led by Drury's David Goza.
September 11, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
The superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail shares about efforts to retrace the explorers' route.
September 18, 11 am, Stone Chapel
This annual convocation honors those who give at the highest level. This year, Drury's Tom Parker will talk about "The Politics of Creativity."
September 25, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
The author of Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler trekked 10,000 miles from Mount Ararat to Sodom and Gomorrah in the Holy Land.
October 2, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Goodenough, a professor of biology, combines science and spirituality into a "religious naturalism."
October 16, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Professor of education Robert Sylwester studies how the brain works and applies the results to improving teaching methods.
October 23, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
This author of The Ice Storm and Purple America is considered one of the most gifted fiction writers in America.
October 30, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Best known for his role on Oz, muMs is also a powerful poet who fuses hip-hop and slang to talk about African-American issues.
November 6, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Drury's own Dr. Young discusses the Human Genome Project, a program that has mapped nearly every human gene.
January 29, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Nominated for five Pulitzer prizes, journalist Robin Wright has repeatedly reported from the turmoil of the Middle East.
February 5, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
A staff writer for The Washington Post Magazine for 15 years, Walt Harrington will discuss his new book, The Everlasting Stream, which relates his discovery of male friendship while rabbit hunting with his father-in-law and his Kentucky country friends.
Darryl Van Leer
February 12, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Television actor and stage performer Darryl Van Leer is the creator and star of Power on Earth, a critically-acclaimed one-man show that captures some of history's most important African-American figures.
February 19, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
This Nobel laureate strives to bring the languages of science and poetry together again.
Theme Day Concert
February 19, 8 pm, Clara Thompson Hall
This Theme Day concert will feature music by Drury students and faculty.
February 26, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Drury professor and NASA astronaut finalist, Greg Ojakangas discusses the past and future of the American space program.
March 4, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Ward Churchill, professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, argues that the much-celebrated expedition of Lewis and Clark also had a lasting negative impact on Native American culture.
March 11, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Artist and author of eight books, Judy Chicago brings the female point of view to mainstream art.
April 1, 11 am, Clara Thompson Hall
Art historian Spronk used modern technology to unlock the secrets of artist Piet Mondrian's work.
May 14, 5 pm, Pool Art Center
This Springfield artist will create an outdoor sculpture to celebrate the theme of Creativity, Exploration and Discovery