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Past Convocations

Jesse Mooney-Bullock
National Acclaimed Puppetry Artist
Co-sponsored by Art Insights
Watch Jesse Mooney-Bullock Convocation
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gregory K. Orme - Kate Toomey - Steve Roth
The Utah Court of Appeals: Court Session on Campus
Watch Court of Appeals Convocation
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Domestic Human Trafficking:
A Conversation with Attorney General Sean Reyes and Author Sam Brower
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Islam and Hope
Provost Brad Cook will discuss Islam and Hope for the Future, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Stathis (Political Science), Dr. Hussein Samha (Chemistry), Provost Cook (History). QA session moderated by Doug Bennett, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Body Image & the Modeling Industry: An Insider's Perspective
Melissa Stetten
Modeling, Body Image, Insider
Watch Melissa Stetten Convocation
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Honoring Women in Jazz
Galen Abdur-Razzaq
Flutist, Jazz Performer, Master Musician
Watch Galen Abdur-Razzaq Convocation
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Did the Early Christians Forget Jesus?
Bart D. Ehrman
Watch Bart Ehrman Convocation
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Asian Americans as the Model Minority
Mia Tuan
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Leadership Lessons from the Master - Ronald Reagan
Ambassador Ken Adelman
Diplomat, Political Writer, Historian
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What is Global Studies? Theory & Practice
Manfred Steger
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Interdisciplinary Approach to Education
Jeff Lieberman
Festival of Excellence Keynote
Monday, April 4, 2016

Social Pedagogies and Teaching to the Whole Person
Randy Bass
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Clash of the Washington Insiders: A Bipartisan
Hon. Bud Albright and Mr. Timothy Keating
September 9, 2016

The National Parks - America’s Best Idea
Dayton Duncan
Watch Dayton Duncan Convocation
September 29, 2016

Iceberg, Dead Ahead!
Robert Davies
Watch Robert Davies Convocation
October 6, 2016

Peter Larlham
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Peter Larlham
Founder, Tanzania Literacy Project
Scholars Without Borders, San Diego State University
Children of Kongwa: A Tanzanian Literacy Project
Watch Peter Larlham Convocation

Neil Shubin
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Neil Shubin
2015 Visiting Eccles Scholar & Host of PBS Series “Your Inner Fish”
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist, University of Chicago
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Through the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body
Watch Neil Shubin Convocation

Tamu Smith & Zandra Vranes
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tamu Smith & Zandra Vranes
Authors of Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons
Sistas in Zion

Nathan Wolfe
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Nathan Wolfe
2015 Grace A. Tanner Lecture in Human Values
Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology, Stanford University
Viral Forecasting for Pandemic Prevention
Watch Nathan Wolfe Convocation

March 17, 2015
Joseph John Ellis
Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture
Pulitzer Prize winner, historian, professor
Watch Joseph Ellis Convocation

Gale Jackson
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gale Jackson
2015 Visiting Eccles Scholar, Award-winning Poet and Artist
Visiting Writing Series, Goddard College
Bridge Suite: Bearing Witness
Watch Gale Jackson Convocation

Chris Abani
September 17, 2015
Chris Abani
Pen/Hemingway Award Winner
Civic Engagement through the Arts and Humanitarianism
Watch Chris Bani Convocation

Anthony Peacock
September 17, 2015
Anthony Peacock
Institute for Humane Studies Constitution Day Scholar
The Constitution and the Challenge to Free Enterprise in the 21st Century
Watch Anthony Peacock Convocation

Winona LaDuke
October 1, 2015
Winona LaDuke
Founder, White Earth Land Recovery Project
Economics for the Seventh Generation: A Transition to Post-Fossil Fuels
Watch Winona LaDuke Convocation

Terry Tempest Williams
October 22, 2015
Terry Tempest Williams
Conference on Environmental Justice
Finding Beauty in a Broken World: A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams
Watch Terry Tempest Williams Convocations

Steven Schlozman
October 23, 2015
Steven Schlozman
Harvard University Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Our Zombies, Ourselves: The Science of the Modern Zombie
Watch Steven Schlozman Convocation

Kevin Cahill
October 27, 2015
Kevin Cahill
President of the Deming Institute
Common Sense - A Common Management Problem
Watch Kevin Cahill Convocation

Cynthia Cooper
November 5, 2015
Cynthia Cooper
Whistleblower for Worldcom
Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century

Olene Walker
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A Conversation with Olene Walker - Utah's 15th Governor
Utah Women and College
Watch Olene Walker Convocation

Kathryn Clark
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Kathryn Clark
NASA Chief Scientist for Human Exploration
Find it, Fix it, Fly it, NASA Leadership and Disasters
Watch Kathryn Clark Convocation

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Song Writers in the Round
James House; "A Broken Wing" (Martina McBride)
Marc Beeson; "This Love" (Leann Rimes)
Lari White; "Flies on the Butter" (Wynonna Judd)
Watch Bluebird Cafe Convocation

Sylvia Earle
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sylvia Earle
National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence
Mission Blue: Connecting
People with the Sea

Watch Sylvia Earle Convocation

Alfie Kohn
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Alfie Kohn
Author of Feel-Bad Education
Overhauling the Transmission Model:
Creating a Learning Centered Classroom and Campus

Watch Alfie Kohn Convocation

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
50th Anniversary Season
Shirley Ririe & Joan Woodbury, Co-Founders
Daniel Charon, Artistic Director
Special Appearance by SUU Dance Students
A Modern Dance Creative Workshop
Featuring the Works:
Play It As It Rings (Ririe & Woodbury)
Everything That Changes (Charon)
Gravitate (Allen)

Robery Bennett
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Robert F. Bennett
Former United States Senator
Conflict Resolution and
the New American West

Watch Robert Bennett Convocation

Roger Chickering
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Roger Chickering
American Historian and Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
Germany’s Peculiar War, 1914-1918

Bradley Thompson
Friday, April 11, 2014
C. Bradley Thompson
Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
Is Greed Good?: Capitalism and Morality
Watch C. Bradley Thompson Convocation

Alan Hall
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Alan E. Hall
Founder, Grow America; Chairman, Marketstar Corporation
Commercializing a Terrific Idea

Bryce Christensen
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Dr. Bryce Christensen
2014 SUU Distinguished Faculty Honor Lecture
Protecting the Magic: How Poetry Survives in a Scientific World
Watch Bryce Christensen Convocation

Billy Collins
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Billy Collins
President Scott L. Wyatt's Inauguration Keynote Speaker
Delivering on America's Promise: A Poetry Reading
Watch Billy Collins Convocation

Anne Nobles
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Anne Nobles
Former Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, Eli Lilly
Individuals Matter: Making Ethics Work in Corporate America
Watch Anne Nobles Convocation

Lee Abbott
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Lee K. Abbot
Utah Humanities Book Festival Guest Writer
All Things All at Once: New and Selected Stories
Watch Lee K. Abbot Convocation

Tom Brewer
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tom Brewer
Purple Heart and Bronze Star veteran of the Afghanistan war
Native American Heritage and Leadership: A Warrior's Story
Watch Tom Brewer Convocation

Margaret Abraham
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Margaret Abraham
President, International Sociological Association
Transforming Education into International Experience
Watch Margaret Abraham Convocation

Elena Passarello
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Elena Passarello
Author of Let me Clear my Throat: Essays
Where the Wild Voices Are: A Literary Perspective on Wilderness
Watch Elena Passarello Convocation

John McWhorter
Tuesday - January 15th, 2013
John McWhorter
What Language Is (And What It Isn't And What It Could Be)

Brandon Schrand
Tuesday - February 19, 2013
Brandon Schrand
Award Winning Author & SUU Alumnus
Reading in the Kindle Age: Or, Why Life-Writing Matters Now More than Ever

Douglas Brinkley
Tuesday - March 19, 2013
Douglas Brinkley; Award Winning Author & Presidential Historian
Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

Tuesday - March 22, 2013
Aaron Benjamin, Robert Bjork, Scott Gronlund, Timothy Lee, and Daniel Schacter
A Gathering of Leading Psychologists

Margaret Atwood; Award Winning Canadian Author
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Margaret Atwood; Award Winning Canadian Author
The Futures Market: Stories We Tell About the Time to Come

Mark Keil; Professor of Computer Information Systems, Georgia State University
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mark Keil; Professor of Computer Information Systems, Georgia State University
Transforming Healthcare in America: The Role of Information Technology and the Challenges that Lie Ahead

Earl Mulderink
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
America’s Civil War: Hollywood vs. History
Earl Mulderink; SUU Professor of History
In partnership with the Grace Adams Tanner Center for Human Values
Kirk Fitzpatrick, Director

Christine Schweiger
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Christine Schweiger
Professor of Science Entrepreneurship,
FHWien University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Entrepreneurship Research: Change in
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Watch Christine Schweiger Convocation

Patrick Tucker
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Patrick Tucker, Author & Theatre Director and Christine Ozanne, Actress
A Discussion Moderated by Don Weingust
The Truth is Not Your Friend: Stories from the British Stage and Screen
Watch Tucker and Ozanne Convocation

Jane Hirshfield
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Jane Hirshfield
Award-Winning Poet
Come, Thief: A Collection of Poetry
The Art of Literature:
A Celebration of Authors, Books, and Place
Watch Jane Hirschfield Convocation

Eric Liu
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Eric Liu
Former White House Domestic Policy Advisor & Author of The Gardens of Democracy
The Role of Creativity in an Animated Democracy
Watch Eric Liu Convocation

Craig Childs
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Craig Childs
Award-Winning Author
The Art of Literature:
A Celebration of Authors, Books, and Place
Watch Craig Childs Convocation

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Linda Smith, Artistic Director Repertory Dance Theatre
Merce Cunningham and the Avant Garde:
How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, and other works

Rev. France Davis
Friday - January 13, 2012
Rev. France Davis
The Importance of Education and Interreligious Dialogue

Susan Merson
Tuesday - January 24, 2012
Susan Merson
The Artist's Voice: Writing New Plays for Today's Society

Rick Berry
Thursday - February 2, 2012
Rick Berry
My Work & the Creative Process

Jeff Lieberman
Tuesday - February 7, 2012
Jeff Lieberman
Beyond Imagination

Dustin Heuston
Tuesday - February 14, 2012
Dustin Heuston
Engaging Literacy with Technology

Richard Oppel Jr.
Thursday - February 23, 2012
Richard Oppel Jr.
The Race for the Presidency