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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 2017-18, 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.

2017-18 Events
Flipping the Script

In 2017–2018, 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

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