Dinner and Dialogue

Feb. 21 at 5:15 p.m.

Convocation Hall

Join us for Dinner and Dialogue as we create community, spark connection, enjoy a tasty dinner, and engage in meaningful conversation about that which we hold dear at Sewanee. You’re invited to reflect with one another on the meaning of "Ecce Quam Bonum" (EQB) as a guiding aspiration for living in community at Sewanee.

RSVP by Monday, Feb 19.

Laurel Graefe, “Economic and Business Insights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta”

Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Torian Room, duPont Library

Graefe, regional executive and senior officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will visit Sewanee to discuss the changes in workforce demographics and new worker preferences. She will show how the future of work in the Southeast has shifted and where it is going. 

Paul Farber, "Monument Lab: Power and Participation in Public Art.”

Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.

Convocation Hall

Balancing the ideas of imprint and erasure, presence and absence, Paul Farber explores case studies in which campuses have challenged themselves to tackle complex legacies of injustice inscribed into public spaces and institutional frameworks. In this thought-provoking conversation, Dr. Farber will address issues of permanence, power, and participation in commemorative work.

Voice Recital: Eliza Warnock and Ruthie Rhodes, C’25

Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.

St. Luke's Chapel

This program features a rich variety of styles and languages, ranging from Bach to The Music Man to Taylor Swift, showcasing the depth and breadth of the performers’ range. Enjoy pieces exploring the beauty and hardships of love and life. With Vicki Collinsworth, piano.


Feb. 25 at 4 p.m.

All Saints' Chapel

Hear VOCES8, a 2023 Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble, in a concert celebrating the first 20 years of VOCES8! The program will feature the group's favorite and most often requested music from across the centuries. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Series office, room 129, in Guerry Hall. Admission for the recital is $25 per person. Faculty, staff and students are able to attend for free. Everyone attending must have a ticket.


Studying the Landscape: Observation, Conservation, and Restoration

Jan. 16 - Mar. 31 
University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Philip Juras’s Studying the Landscape: Observation, Conservation, and Restoration, on view in the University Art Gallery. Free and open to the public.

Voice Recital: Michaela James-Thrower, C'24

Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.

St. Luke's Chapel

This is a recital about the instability of rediscovery. Analyzing lullabies as gifts, this performance explores the necessity of love in recovery. With Vicki Collinsworth, piano, and Samuel Grace-Conyers, voice.


The Intersection of Arts and Activism

Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Naylor Auditorium

Barbara McAdams has crafted numerous professional and collegiate theatrical productions that center social justice and social change, including:
The Laramie Project (with Tectonic), #HereToo Project (Gun Violence Prevention youth activism at Western Washington Univ, Penn State and Columbia College Chicago), and others tackling topics from climate action, domestic violence, and equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Nashville Opera OUT LOUD!

Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Guerry Auditorium

A light and lively 30-minute recital introducing the great operatic repertoire. Meet four emerging professional opera singers as they bring to life the art form they love.  After the performance, the Nashville Opera Artists will take questions from the audience and unpack what the life of an opera singer is like. Free and open to the public.

Vocalist Victor Esparza C'24 presents "Love Like You"

St. Luke's Chapel

A recital about love in all its beauty and horror. This musical journey reminds us that from its birth til its inevitable end, love somehow manages to forever be. With Vicki Collinsworth, piano, and student guests.

Reflections on the Journey (so far) in Financial Services

Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m.
The Torian Room, duPont Library

Simba Chakanyuka, C'18, vice president at BlackRock, will discuss his journey from Zimbabwe to Sewanee and the skills he acquired that launched him into a fascinating career at BlackRock. 


Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.
Convocation Hall

Chris Graham will talk about some of the expected and unexpected findings about the way memorials and ideologies carry different meanings over time, turn into actions that people take, and perhaps even fade into the background for new generations. The lecture is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

So Long a Letter: Wrestling with Interracial Bonds and the Archive

Feb. 6 at 5 p.m.
Convocation Hall

Don’t miss this revealing presentation about a subject at the center of Sewanee’s history with slavery, race, and the Lost Cause campaign to whitewash the role of slavery in the American Civil War.


Sewanee MLK Day of Service

Feb. 3 at 9 a.m.
The Fowler Center

Gather in the Fowler Center for a community brunch at 9 a.m. followed by the service project at 10:30 a.m. In partnership with Sleep in Heavenly Peace, participants work to build beds for children in our community who otherwise would not have a bed to sleep in. While this is a national organization, all of the beds we build together will stay in our local community. 

Spinoza in the South - A Lecture by John Jeremiah Sullivan

February 1 at 4:30 p.m.
Naylor Auditorium

The Center for Southern Studies invites you to a lecture by award-winning author John Jeremiah Sullivan entitled "Spinoza in the South: Notes Toward an Understanding of Christian Gottlieb Priber's Place in Western Intellectual History."

America's Real Sister Act

February 1 at 6 p.m.
Convocation Hall

In this lecture, Dr. Shannen Dee Williams will explore the story of America's real sister act: the story of how generations of Black women and girls called to the sacred vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience fought against racism, sexism, and exclusion to become and minister as consecrated women of God in the Roman Catholic Church. The lecture is free and open to the public. All are welcome. 

Sewanee Night Owls

February 1 at 8 p.m.
McGriff Alumni House

Is there a conflict between faith and reason? A conversation with Kati Curts (Department of Religious Studies), Jim Peters (Department of Philosophy) and Chris Silver (Department of Psychology). Sewanee Night Owls is a venue for informal, late-night discussions of interesting and controversial philosophical topics. Everyone is welcome to attend and no prior experience of philosophy is required. Email Mark Hopwood (mhopwood@sewanee.edu) with any questions.


The Poetics of Racial Healing

January 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Naylor Auditorium

The Sewanee Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center is pleased to announce a virtual collaboration, A Conversation with Clint Smith, to be held on The National Day of Racial Healing. Clint is a former National Poetry Slam champion and a recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review. To attend virtually, please register using the link below. You may also join us in Naylor Auditorium for an in-person "Viewing Party" with light refreshments.

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