Lecture Series

Save the date for Spring 2020 ElderscholarSM March 10/11 - April 7/8.

2019 Fall Semester Elderscholar SM Presents:



Tuesday's class will be held in the Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom

(Tuesday begins at noon)

September 10         Arab-Israeli Conflict & Peacemaking   
                                 Dr. Jonathan Snow, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

September 17          Horrendous Evil and Amazing Grace: a Story from a Holocaust Survivor
                                  Dr. Arye Ephrath

September 24         Untellable Tales
                                  Dr. Jennifer Jackl, Assistant Professor of English and Communication

October 1                “Requiem for a Courageous Fool”
                                  Dr. Todd Peppers, Henry H. & Trudye H. Folwer Professor of Public

October 8                Journey Through Autism: Relieved of This World
                                  Mrs. Dian Morehart Bolling ‘92



Wednesday session will be held in the Colket Center, Pickle Lounge

(begins at 11:45am)

September 11         The Sounds of War and Peace
                                  Mr. Joshua Reuter ’21

September 18         The Health Evolution: Achieving Health in Our Modern World
Stephen Hussey MS, DC, Clinical Director
                                  Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine

September 25         What is Buddhism?
Dr. Melanie Trexler, Assistant Professor of Religion

October 2                 Napoleon: For and Against
                                  Dr. David Longfellow, Assoc. Professor of History at Baylor University

October 9                Comparative Legal Systems: US/UK - with tea and biscuits
Mr. Tom Rambo, Assoc. Dean of Student Affairs & Director of Campus

All lectures are followed by lunch in Sutton Commons.  See registration for more details. See Registration Page to register.


Spring 2020 and Fall 2019 travel opportunities will be announced soon!


Go to Adventure Scholar for more details

Inclement weather and cancelation policies

In the event of inclement weather please call the weather hotline (540) 375-7777 or Teresa Quinn from Community Programs at (540) 375-5233 after 8 a.m. the day of the class to verify if the program will run as scheduled.

If the College is closed or closing early, there will be no Elderscholar program that day. If the College is under a delayed opening, or operating on a normal schedule, Elderscholar MAY BE CANCELED in order to protect the safety of the Elderscholars. If the program is canceled due to weather, Community Programs will make every effort to reschedule at a later date.

If the scheduled presenter is not available at a later date, an alternate lecture will be provided.

Substitutions may be approved by contacting the office of Community Programs or the trip vendor.

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