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For Fall 2019, there will be an ILA  Convocation on almost every Thursday. All convocations take place in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium at 11:00. Five of those convocations will be keynote addresses or panel discussions given by visiting scholars, public speakers, or alumni. Video links of all convocations will be posted below.


Date Topic Speaker
August 29 What is a Liberal Arts Education? (guest keynote) Sonya Malunda
September 5 Growth Mindset Joan Wertz
September 12 Stress Management Sean Schumm and Jen Braun
September 19 Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation (guest keynote) Tim Mousseau
September 26 TED Talk: “Danger of a Single Story” - Adichie
Kasia Bartoszynska and students
October 3 Academic Integrity Marsha Dopheide and Anne Giffey
October 17 Becoming and Belonging (alumni panel) Ken Morris ’01, Frank Clark ’02, Carmen Alvarado ’02, moderated by Regina Johnson ‘01
October 31 Registration and Academic Excellence Kristi Hippen 
November 7 Think Big (guest keynote) Saul Flores
November 14 My Journey (guest keynote) Mariela Shaker ’15


Date Topic Speaker
August 23 What is a Liberal Arts Education? David Timmerman
September 27 Lives of Creative Commitment Hannah Schell
October 18 Self, Stranger, Community Precious Brady-Davis
November 8 My Journey Mariela Shaker ’15


Date Topic Speaker
August 31 What Are the Liberal Arts? Melissa Scholes Young ’97
September 14 The Self as a Story Dan McAdams
October 19 Can You Hear Me? Can You Understand Me? José Ángel N.
November 16 Culture Shock & Community ILA Panel