Colloquium 2017 | Memory

Memory is central to our identity as a species, and as individuals, cultures and products of institutions. Our memories are not merely thoughts and figures from the past; rather, memories shape and color our present understanding of the world, and even make our understanding possible. The goal of the 2016–2017 Colloquium Series is to investigate these questions and bring memory into view as a source of joy, fear, challenge, and inspiration.


Writing: A Life

The LVC English Department’s “Writing: A Life” series brings accomplished writers to campus for workshops, readings, and book signings. This new series of speakers is being funded by a President’s Innovation Fund grant, and enables students the opportunity to experience innovative and interactive programming. 


Global Coffee Series

Held each Friday afternoon during the academic year, the Global Coffee Series covers numerous topics related to studying abroad, international travel, and our international students. Sessions may feature student presenters, faculty and staff sharing their experiences, guest speakers, or special activities.


Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series

The Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series welcomes alumni and other professionals to campus to discuss general topics related to the fields of actuarial science and mathematics.

The Colloquium is co-curricular and cross-curricular. The idea is to get student and faculty—the whole LVC community, including people in the Annville area—to think about and bring their own interests and expertise to bear on a topic.

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Colloquium Chair

Dr. Robert Valgenti