University Convocation

Spring Semester, 2015

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cone Chapel, Waller Hall (unless otherwise noted)

The University Convocation series is planned by the students of IDS 202 ("Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos") so the schedule is under constant development throughout the semester. These are the programs scheduled to date.

January 29
Half the Story Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Historian Edward Baptist (Cornell University) will be speaking at Willamette in the first week of February.  In preparation for his talk, we will convene in small groups to discuss the opening chapter of Baptist’s book which explores the nineteenth century forced migration of enslaved African-Americans from the Upper South to the expanding Cotton South.  A PDF copy of the reading is available at
February 5
Commercial/Replay: The Super Bowl as Big Business
Come and join the Convo class as we discuss the commercial impact of the Super Bowl and review this year's commercials.
February 12
To be determined
February 19
To be determined
February 26
To be determined
March 5
To be determined
March 12
To be determined
March 19
To be determined
March 26
No Convocation - Spring Break
April 2
To be determined
April 9
To be determined
April 16
To be determined
April 23
To be determined
April 30
To be determined

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