Sunday Series

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 Sunday Series

The Sunday Series in the Mary Jane Stryker Theater features lectures every second and fourth Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. This year, we're mixing it up with topics ranging from rocks to Valentines, alternative energy to social issues of the past and present. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and are always FREE! 

  • Inscribed Lineage, a Talk by Dr. Michelle Johnson
    January 14, 2018
    1:30 p.m.
    Dr. Michelle Johnson explores the New England origins of North America’s uncomfortable histories that sought, and sometimes succeeded in, circumscribing people of color, women, laborers, and land. In her lecture Inscribed Lineage, Dr. Johnson explores American genealogies and traces her interconnected histories in Michigan, as well as locations in the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern US and Ontario, Canada. Through lenses of space, place, and liberatory scholarship, Johnson follows lines of her family and finds instructive lessons in American Studies that reposition critical social issues from 1617 to the present.

  • Ellie Presents! The Rich and Romantic History of Valentines
    January 28, 2018
    1:30 p.m.
    Who was St. Valentine really? How did sending paper Valentines to loved ones catch on in so many places? These and other questions will be answered in this fun and informative presentation by Ellie.

  • Passacaglia: Discovering Patterns in Life and Music
    February 25, 2018
    1:30 p.m.
    Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Violist Grace Byrd explores the cycle of inspiration between life and music through the musical form called "Passacaglia."

  • Solar Gardens/Solar Energy
    March 11, 2018
    1:30 p.m.
    Dr. Brad Bazuin of Western Michigan University will be our guest speaker

  • Planetary Weather
    April 22, 2018
    1:30 p.m.
    Shawn Bueshaber of Western Michigan University will be our guest speaker