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The Wittenberg Series

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 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 Lisa Watson, Wittenberg Series Coordinator, at or (937) 327-7363.

Click here to see complete history of all Wittenberg Series performers/speakers since the program's inception in 1982.

2016-17 Wittenberg Series Schedule

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Opening Convocation

“Opening the Door to the World"
Cristal Morehouse '98, Senior Program Officer at Open Society Foundations, Barcelona, Spain

Event Times

  • 11:45 a.m., Weaver Chapel
  • Q&A, 4:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium

“Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Reformation”
Euan Cameron, Theologian, Union Seminary, New York City

Event Time

  • 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium
  • Q&A, 3 p.m., Bayley Auditorium

Thursday, October 20, 2016, Fred R. Leventhal Family Lecture

“Do Well AND Do Good”
Ernesto Sirolli, Economic Developer and Enterprise Facilitator in the Fields of International Aid and Local Entrepreneurship
Loren Cardelli, Founder and Executive Director, A Growing Culture

Event Time

  • 7:30 p.m., Pam Evans Smith Arena
  • Q&A, 3:45 p.m. Bayley Auditorium

Sunday, October 30, 2016, Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation

The Rev. Abraham Allende
Bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the ELCA in 2014
Through worship, song and sermon, this service of word and sacrament celebrates the Reformation and its influence on the Church.

Event Time

  • 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel (Music begins at 7 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Dr. Allen J. Koppenhaver Literary Lecture

Eavan Boland, Poet

Event Times

  • 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium
  • Colloquium, 4:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium

Monday, November 14, 2016, Music Program

Concert with SYBARITE5

Event Times

  • 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel 

Friday, December 9, 2016, Candlelight Chapel Service

Lessons and Carols for Advent & Christmas
This candlelight service features readers from the campus and community, with music featuring Wittenberg's music ensembles. The service provides a perfect time of reflection as the Advent Season unfolds.

  • 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel, (Music begins at 7 p.m.)

Monday, January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Dorothy Tillman, Civil Rights Activist and former Chicago Alderman

Event Times

  • 11:15 a.m., Weaver Chapel
  • Q&A, 2 p.m., Joseph C. Shouvlin Center, Room 105

Thursday, February 16, 2017, Music Program

Concert with Goldstein, Peled, Fiterstein Trio

Performance Times

  • 7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel

Wednesday, March 15 2017, IBM Endowed Lecture in the Sciences

“Innovation at IBM - Smarter Planet Initiative”
Valentina Salapura, IBM

Event Times

  • 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium
  • Colloquium, 4 p.m., Bayley Auditorium

Friday, March 31, 2017, William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture

“The Bioarchaeology of the African Burial Ground in New York City”
Michael Blakey, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, William & Mary University

Event Times

  • 7:30 p.m., Bayley Auditorium
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