Cultural Enrichment

Each year the Cultural Enrichment Committee (CEC) of Roberts Wesleyan College provides a series of cross-disciplinary experiences for the college community. These are open to the community and most are free.

The CEC seeks to provide programs that help students understand connections between a Christian liberal arts education, a life of scholarship, service and faith and the culture at large.

These programs often include:

  • Guest lectures by local, regional and national scientists, authors, poets and other scholars and practitioners
  • Several musical events including solo and group performances each semester
  • Film fests
  • Common book projects
  • Connections with chapel programs
  • Community projects and national issues
  • Scholarship activity of the Roberts faculty

See below for this semester’s upcoming programs.  Download a pdf version of the 2016 Fall Schedule.

Monday, October 17


 

4:00 p.m.  Smith Hall - Lake Auditorium     Barnes Symposium Event

"A CRISPR Approach to Biomedical Research" 

Dr. Joseph Miano , Associate Director, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute; Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center

Monday, October 17


 

7:00 p.m.  Smith Hall, Lake Auditorium     Barnes Symposium Event

"Human Gene Editing Now:  The National Academy of Science's Pursuit of What We Should Do"  

Dr. James Peterson, Schumann Professor of Christian Ethics; Director, Benne Center for Religion & Society, Roanoke College; Adjunct Professor,  Virginia Tech, Carilion School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith  

Tuesday, October 18


 

10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.  Smith Hall, Lake Auditorium  Barnes Symposium Event

“What Resources Can We Bring to Guide Gene Editing, Specifically as Christians?”

Dr. James Peterson, , Schumann Professor of Christian Ethics; Director, Benne Center for Religion & Society, Roanoke College; Adjunct Professor,  Virginia Tech, Carilion School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith                                                        

Monday, October 24


 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   Hale Auditorium in CLC  
Part of the ROBERTS READS - 2016 series 

Chapel:  "Forgiveness" - Dr. Andy Koehl

Tuesday, October 25


 

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Ellen Stowe Room in Garlock
Part of the ROBERTS READS - 2016 series    

Faculty Panel Discussion:  Justice System, 
Mercy, Poverty, etc.
Attenders are encouraged to bring their lunch with them! 

Wednesday, October 26


 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   Hale Auditorium in CLC     
Part of the ROBERTS READS - 2016 series

Chapel:  "Ministry to Inner-city Rochester," - Brian and Kim Roth      

Wednesday, October 26


 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.   Smith Hall, Lake Auditorium     
Part of the ROBERTS READS - 2016 series
    
Screening of "The Visitor"

Thursday, October 27


 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Hastings Center 117     
Part of the ROBERTS READS - 2016 series
    
Showing of the Bryan Stevenson TED Talk with Discussion

Tuesday, November 1


 

7:30 p.m.  Shewan Recital Hall    
  
Natalie Rudoi, violin and Graeme Burgan, piano

Friday, November 11


 

12:00 p.m.  Ellen Stowe Room in Garlock    A Brown Bag Event 
   
Dr. Andrew Wolf
Senior Associate, University of Rochester School of Nursing  
http://www.son.rochester.edu/faculty/detail/abwolf  

Attenders are encouraged to bring their lunch with them! 

 For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Moore at moorem@roberts.edu