Poet Terrance Hayes will be giving a Thornton Endowment reading on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall.
According to the University of Lynchburg website, Terrance Hayes is “a major contemporary American poet, is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, and the recipient of the National Book Award in 2010 for Lighthead.”
The Daura Gallery will screen the film “The Destruction of Memory” on Wednesday, March 4 at 7p.m.
Laura Cole, coordinator for Academic and Public Engagement for the Daura Gallery said,“Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Slade, this powerful documentary explores the loss of invaluable artwork, objects, and historical sites through war and terrrorism. The last century has seen the rise of “cultural destruction”: the intentional annihilation of irreplaceable artwork, artifacts, historical sites, and their stewards in a desperate attempt to erase collective history and identity. It uses meticulous research and compelling expert interviews to examine how and why cultural destruction has happened, and how the work to protect, salvage, and rebuild can respond. The film introduces heroes who have risked their lives to protect not just other human beings, but their cultural identity, safeguarding a record of who we are.”
On March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Dr. Micheal Fowler, known as “Mykee,” will perform a series of monologues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
According to his website, Fowlin is a “psychologist, performer, and poet.” The website says, “His programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity training, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars.”
On Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m., Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the University of Virginia, is giving a lecture titled, “Does Your Blood Not Boil? Embodying Solidarity with Suffering.” The lecture will be held at the Snidow Chapel.
Stephanie McLemore, university chaplain and director of Church Relations, and Christie Rapp, administrative assistant, noted that the Spiritual Life Center sponsors the Shumate Lecture each spring. They said, “We bring speakers that highlight the relationship between faith and modern life. Members of the Spiritual Life Center Staff serve on the committee that plans both lectures.”
Student life at Lynchburg College is driven by dedicated and enthusiastic members of the LC community. The efforts in improving the school community are often spearheaded by the leaders and volunteers of the Student Activities Board.