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Category: convocation

Lyon College to host director of Vatican Observatory for lecture on ‘Science, Religion and the Art of Storytelling'

In anticipation of next year’s total solar eclipse, Lyon College will host Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, for a spring convocation presentation entitled “Science, Religion and the Art of Storytelling” on Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. in the Nucor Auditorium of the Lyon Business and Economics Building on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville. The lecture is free and open to the public. “What do astronomy, religion and s... Read More
at Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Lyon College to host Native-American flautist, dancer, storyteller, author and composer

Lyon College will present Grammy- and Emmy-nominated Native American flute artist John Two-Hawks on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room of the Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville. The performance, “Of Mist and Stone: Sacred Music and Ancient Mysteries,” is sponsored by the Lyon College Music department and Convocation Committee and is free and open to the public. In the presentation, Two-Hawks, a Nati... Read More
at Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jinho ‘Piper’ Ferreira will present ‘The Boy: A Performance/Presentation’ on March 31

Jinho “Piper” Ferreira will present “The Boy: A Performance/Presentation” on Thursday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in Nucor Auditorium. The performance will be a mixture of theater, spoken word and personal reflections on law enforcement through a Black arts lens. Ferreira is a writer, rapper and actor from Oakland, Calif. His alternative hip-hop band, Flipsyde, has toured internationally with artists such as Snoop Dog, Akon, The Game and more. Ferreira was inspired to pay hi... Read More
at Thursday, March 10, 2022

Dr. Tyler Williams to present ‘Inheriting Faulkner Today’ on Sept. 17

Dr. Tyler Williams will explore the contradiction of ever-changing traditions in the works of William Faulkner in a convocation on Friday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Alphin Board Room. Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy at Midwestern State University. In his lecture, he will argue that the major literary works of Faulkner rest philosophically on the paradoxical logic that a tradition can stay the same only insofar as it continually ch... Read More
at Thursday, September 9, 2021

Stage fighting professor to discuss connection between academics, athletics on Sept. 10

Lyon College will host a convocation featuring Matthew Crider discussing stage fighting and definitions of learning on Friday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Holloway Theatre. Crider is a tenured Associate Professor of Acting and Movement at Murray State University. He is one of fewer than 200 people worldwide to be certified as a teacher of stage combat by the Society of American Fight Directors. His specialization is in the instruction of performance from a movement standp... Read More
at Tuesday, August 31, 2021