The Wittenberg Series 2013-14
The Wittenberg Series is a selection of cultural activities annually presented by Wittenberg University. All Wittenberg Series events are free admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each lecture or performance.
All facilities are accessible without climbing stairs. Audio-description services and interpreters for the visually- or hearing-impaired will be provided with 72-hour notice prior to each event. To make special arrangements, receive a calendar of events or become a friend of the Wittenberg Series, contact Jeannine Fox at 937-206-3539 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11 a.m
Q & A, 4 p.m., Bayley Auditorium
Cukier, a Wittenberg graduate, is the Data Editor of The Economist. He is co-author (with Viktor Mayer-Schonberger) of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (2013), which was a New York Times Bestseller.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Allen J. Koppenhaver, Ph.D., Literary Lecture
English Department Colloquium, 4 p.m., Ness Auditorium
Caryl Phillips, Writer and Playwright – “The Anxieties of Migration”
Phillips is a regular contributor to The Guardian and The New Republic. His latest book, Colour Me English, was published in July, 2011.
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
The Fred R. Leventhal Family Lecture
Pam Evans Smith Arena
Colloquium, 4 p.m., Bayley Auditorium
Dave Barry, Writer and Humorist – “The World According to Dave Barry”
Barry is a writer who built a career out of finding humor in nearly everything. Although his popular newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers was retired in 2005, Barry continues to author books, including his latest novel, Lunatics, co-written with Alan Zweibel and published in 2012.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-service music at 7 p.m.)
Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation
The Rev. Anders S. Tune, Ph.D., The David and Carol Matevia Endowed University Pastor
The Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation gives thanks in worship, song, and the preached word. University music ensembles will perform.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium
Stephen Haynes, Ph.D., Theologian – “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Protestant Saint for a Conflicted World”
Professor of Religion at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Haynes has research interests in Jewish-Christian relations, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and religion and higher education.
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
The William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture
Colloquium, 2 p.m., Ness Auditorium
Eric Foner, Ph.D., Historian – “The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln”
Foner, an award winning author, is the leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period.
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-service music at 7 p.m.)
Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas
This candlelit service offers a time of reflection as the Advent season unfolds. Wittenberg’s music ensembles will perform.
Monday, January 20, 2014, 11 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation
Q & A, 2 p.m., Shouvlin 105
Maya Wiley, Activist – “Race to Democracy: The Beloved Community in the 21st Century”
Wiley, civil rights attorney and policy advocate, is the founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion.
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Master Class, 4 p.m., Krieg 300
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an award-winning a cappella ensemble consisting of students at Fisk University. The Fisk Jubilee Singers introduced the world to the spiritual as a musical genre.
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Second City Touring Company – “Happily Ever Laughter”
Chakeres Memorial Theatre
Master Class, 9 a.m., Chakeres Memorial Theatre
Considered the “world’s premier comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation,” the Chicago-based Second City Touring Company will present Happily Ever Laughter.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
IBM Endowed Lecture in the Sciences
Colloquium, 4 p.m., Bayley Auditorium – Colloquium Lecture – “Achieving Personalized Medicine: An Intro to Dynamic Treatment Regimes”
Marie Davidian, Ph.D., Statistician – “The Right Treatment for the Right Patient (at the Right Time): Personalized Medicine and Statistics”
Davidian is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University and is president of the American Statistical Association.