Denison’s Spectrum Series embodies exploration across the liberal arts. It fosters connection and collaboration among the college’s major lecture, performance, exhibition, and academic programs, pooling resources to support events around an annual theme. In doing so, Spectrum engages students in dialog and action with scholars and artists.
The Beck Lecture Series has been bringing established writers to the Denison campus since 1962.
The Reid and Polly Anderson Lecture Series hosts a notable speaker in the sciences each year.
Sure, the Vail Series offers highly diverse concerts, performed by world-class musicians. But Vail is so much more. It’s seeing Bela Fleck or Yo-Yo Ma on a small stage, six feet away from your front row seat, knowing he’ll be spending enough time here to interact with students and answer a question if you have one.
The Doris G. Gordon lecture series is named in honor of Doris Gilbert Gordon, a high school mathematics teacher and a friend of Denison. Newark attorney L. James Gordon (’50) and his sister, Janet Gordon Forbes (’55), established the Doris G. Gordon fund in memory of their mother who had a great love of mathematics.
Dr. Conrad E. Ronneberg was a Professor of Chemistry at Denison University. Historically, the Ronneberg Lectureship has funded a mixture of well-known speakers for a larger audience and more specialized speakers for a smaller audience, often linked to specific science courses.
Goodspeed Lecture Series
The Goodspeed Lecture Series features scholars whose work is in the field of religion or is related to religious issues. The fund is named in honor of the late Edgar J. Goodspeed, a 1890 Denison graduate, who was one of nine biblical scholars who worked on the Revised Standard Version of the Scriptures, published in 1946.
All members of the General and Emeriti Faculty are welcome. This series is a wonderful way to interact with colleagues and learn about their work.
Hosted by the Gilpatrick Center for Student Research and Fellowships, the Chowder Hour is a series of luncheon presentations by Denison faculty and staff members on topics of their choosing, accompanied by home-made meals prepared by Denison employees, encouraging discussion and camaraderie between students and faculty.
Hosted by the Gilpatrick Center for Student Research and Fellowships, each Musings is a series of late afternoon presentations by faculty members or students who have recently made a remarkable accomplishment in their academic fields and would like to share the experience with the Denison community.