Previous Events

Revisit some events from our most recent seasons.

2016–2017 Season

Making Spirits Bright Christmas Concert

Fall Play: "Our Town"


Thomas Friedman: "Pausing to Reflect on the Twenty-First Century"


"Woven: The Art of Contemporary Native Weaving"

Town Square Series presents "Human Trafficking: Global Problem, Local Impact"

2015–2016 Season

David McCullough

Faculty Speaker Series featuring Heidi Schlumpf: “What You Should Know Before Pope Francis Visits the U.S.”

Stephanie Blythe and Craig Terry: "As Long as There are Songs"

Town Square Series presents "Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State" featuring J. Thomas Johnson, James D. Nowlan and Rick Pearson

Concert: "A Christmas Tapestry"

Faculty Speaker Series featuring Brandon Kooi "Addressing Societal Problems Without an Overreliance on Punishment"

Martha C. Nussbaum: "Why Democracy Needs the Humanities"

Chanticleer" "Over the Moon"

Faculty Speaker Series featuring Chris Wells: "Efforts to better Understand the Impacts of Marine Debris"

Town Square Series presents: "Immigration Reform in the Land of Opportunity: What's Happening on the Local, State and National Levels?

2014–2015 Season

Anna Deavere Smith: “Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change”

Faculty Speaker Series featuring Jeffrey Bulanda: “Top Lessons Learned Living Abroad in Sierra Leone”

Gregg Edelmann: “Broadway in Love” featuring the Don Cagen Orchestra

Faculty Speaker Series featuring Gerald Butters: “From ‘Sweetback’ to ‘Super Fly’: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop”

Martin Luther King Celebration with Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul

Daniel Pink: “How Smart Organizations are Rethinking Innovation”

Susan Marie Frontczak: “A Visit with Marie Curie”

Music of the Baroque: “Imogen Cooper Plays Beethoven”

2013–2014 Season

Jon Meacham

John Pizzarelli

Michelle Areyzaga

Neil deGrasse Tyson

2012–2013 Season

Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer

New Sousa Band

Monica Crowley

Martin E. Marty

Alan Wolfe

Kay Redfield Jamison

Luis Alberto Urrea

David Schrader

2011–2012 Season

Douglas Brinkley

Preservation Hall Band

Sherry Turkle

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Kent Keith

Thomas Pandolfi

From the 2009–2010 Season

Temple Grandin: “Animals, Autisim and Design”