Public Events

All events listed in this calendar are free and open to the public. Contact the sponsoring department or organization for additional information.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Opening Reception for Artists Roxanne Everett and Maria Michaelson

Art Department Building A Gallery , 4:00 PM

Opening reception for artists Roxanne Everett and Maria Michaelson, whose work will be on display.

This exhibition includes two artists who are at relatively early stages in their art careers.  Roxanne Everett has been an architect, a backcountry wilderness ranger and most recently, a painter.  She divides her time between Seattle, WA and Stehekin, WA. Many of her paintings come from a recent residency in Iceland.Maria Michaelson builds ceramics sculptures and cast bronze sculptures in a studio on San Juan Island, WA.  She has had exhibits of her life-size ceramic figures in museums and galleries across the nation.

Download to my Calendar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vanishing Acts: Black Labor, Social Absence, & Civil Rights Reform, a Lecture by Visiting Mellon Scholar Dr. GerShun Avilez '02

Murphy House , 4:15 PM

In this talk, Dr. Avilez '02 explores how literary culture takes up the question of civil rights reform in the 1960s, which sought to integrate Black citizens more fully into the social and working world. Avilez argues that literature can help us to recognize the gap between advancements in civil rights policy and the actual lived experiences of target populations. Specifically, he demonstrates how limited employment opportunities reflect impediments to Black civic equality even in the context of legislative reform. He shows how representations of Black labor reveal the unsteady state of Black citizenship.

Reception to follow. 

Download to my Calendar

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra All Souls Observance

Greene Chapel, 7:30 PM

On Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel, the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will perform the All Souls Musical Meditation. HCCO will be joined by student organist Thomas Alexander and the Compline Choir to present Maurice Durufle's Requiem, an Odyssey Project undertaken by Mr. Alexander. The program will also include a new work by Griebling, "Rainbow Man." The title is a reference to a Native American spirit from Zuni tribe of New Mexico.

Download to my Calendar

Friday, November 17, 2017

South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Murphy Seminar Room , 3:00 PM

The Marshall T. Steel Center will host the eighteenth annual meeting of the South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. The conference will be held Friday through Saturday, November 17 - 18, 2017 at Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas. As with other Seminars in Early Modern Philosophy held throughout North America and Europe every year, the papers presented here will cover subjects in philosophy from (roughly) the period from Montaigne to Kant.  Ten papers will be presented during the conference. For more information, please visit: for a complete list of titles and presenters.  The conference organizer is Dr. Fred Ablondi, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the study of Religion and Philosophy. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ablondi at
As a prelude to the conference, guest speaker - Dr. Gideon Manning, Scholar of Philosophy (and presenter at the conference) will give a public talk, Death: A History,  on Thursday evening, November 16th at 7 pm in the Mills Center, Room B. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to meet and visit with Dr. Manning in the Mills Center lobby.
Attendance to both the conference and the talk by Dr. Manning are free and open to all.
A reservation is required for conference attendance; please contact Tammy Vanaman at to make your reservation by November 1.

Download to my Calendar

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra Performs Thanksgiving Concert

Reves Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

On Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m., at Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will perform a Thanksgiving Concert featuring Dr. Gabriel Ferrer as soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin and Strings. Other works on the program will include Holst's St Paul's Suite and Haydn's Symphony No. 101, "The Clock."

Download to my Calendar