Faculty Lecture Series
Events like the Faculty Lecture Series provide our faculty members with a venue outside the classroom to share their passion and do what they do best: inspire, question, motivate, and teach. You don’t have to be a student to attend these free community lectures. Join us and be awakened to new ideas and possibilities by some of our remarkable faculty.
All faculty lectures take place in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Hardin Valley Campus.
The Matter with Matter: Or, Why Reality is Stranger Than You Think It Is!
February 8, 2 p.m.
A philosophical analysis of what the world around us is made of … which may be more complicated than we think. Idealist philosophy and George Berkeley will be part of our analysis.
Good God, Claude! Introduction to Black Gospel
February 21, 1 p.m.
An introduction to the world of gospel soul and funk music and the history of vinyl records. We will listen to records live during the lecture.
The Silliest Stuff You’ve Ever Heard: Love vs. Logic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
March 1, 12 p.m.
It was just a dream, wasn’t it? Or was it? Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is full of irrational behavior, but perhaps the silly stuff of the play hints at some mysterious forces at work. We will explore the power of dreams and imagination as we follow the characters’ search for true love.
The Ecology of Play: How Leisure Time Activities Benefit the Common Good
April 12, 2 p.m.
Play — self-directed, free, spontaneous, emotional, joyous and frustrating — is a rather interesting phenomenon not easily defined by biology. We discuss today’s working culture that limits play, among both children and adults, and the repercussions it may have.