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Enrich Yourself Through Free Convocations, and Get College Credit

Published: February 01, 2006 | Category: Special Events

The Spring ’06 Convocations schedule at Southern Utah University is packed full of enlightenment, entertainment and education—all for free, and available for college credit.

The SUU Convocations lecture series is a window to the world featuring inspiring speakers and presenters with international impact. All Convocations installments are open to the public and free. Also, any one who would like to receive college credit just for attending presentations by influential people from around the world, can. It’s easy! Just register for the Convocations class in the college of your major. If you are undeclared, or a community citizen/enrichment-class-attendee, choose from any of these class options:

- HSS 2010
- BU 2010
- PVA 2010
- CIET 2010
- SCI 2010
- EDUC 2010

Now, get set to hear the following wonderful speakers, and then some:

A professional who has conquered the acting spectrum from Shakespeare to Austin Powers--author and lecturer, too, Michael York, will present "The Man Who Would Be Poet," a selection of Rudyard Kipling's poetry, ballads and monologues, in illustration of T.S. Eliot’s definition of "great verse."

Charles Holt presents a one-man performance of Richard Wright’s autobiography “Black Boy,” Presented in conjunction with Black History Month

Dr. Mary Frances-Arnold, expert on diversity, leadership, team building and wellness

Now you don’t have to hear about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People through the book, because the author, THE Dr. Stephen R. Covey, will be at SUU to talk to you about this subject personally

You may know Mary Manhein better by her nickname, “The Bone Lady.” The director of the FACES lab at LSU, she is the author of the book, “The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist”

Michael Colgrass, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning musician, will give a presentation, conduct workshops, and begin working on a commissioned work especially for SUU during his spring visit to campus.

Go to for ongoing developments to the lecture schedule. Convocations are Tuesdays, beginning at 11:30. Please check updated schedule for location, too, which is usually the Auditorium or the Centrum.

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