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, March 2, 2020

Willson Lecture & Worship Service: Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II, preaching

Greene Chapel, 7:00 PM

Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, holds degrees from Emory University and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology. Ten years after graduating, he returned to Emory to join the faculty of Candler School of Theology. He is currently an associate professor of pastoral care and counseling. In his second year of teaching at Candler (2010-2011), he was awarded Faculty Person of the Year. Three years later, he received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Emory University’s most prestigious faculty teaching honor. He is author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men and Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice. He is an ordained Baptist minister who has served on the ministerial staffs at both Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Ira Helfand, M.D., Nobel Laureate

Lecture Hall C, Mills Center for Social Sciences, 11:10 AM

Hendrix College welcomes Dr. Ira Helfand of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for a public lecture. Helfand is the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the founding partner of ICAN and itself the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. He is also Co-Founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s U.S. affiliate. He represented ICAN at the Oslo and Nayarit Conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear War, and in September of 2015 he addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly. In May 2016, he led the session on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war at the United Nations Open Ended Working Group meeting in Geneva that led to the successful negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the summer of 2017, and on September 20, 2017, he represented IPPNW at the signing ceremony for the Treaty. He has published studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war in the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, the Lancet and the World Medical Journal, and has lectured worldwide on the health effects of nuclear weapons. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Financial Wellness for Older Arkansans

Dawkins Welcome Center, 3:00 PM

A free and informal educational session presented by Hendrix College professors Gina Bergfeld and Lyle Rupert.
Accessible and visitor-designated parking is available at the Dawkins Welcome Center.
No registration necessary, but if you let us know you plan to come, we’ll be sure to have enough cookies and handouts! RSVP to or 501-505-1540.
The AGEC is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program under grant #U1QHP28723.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Breasts, Baby Bumps, and Beyond: Maternal Bodies in Art History

Hundley-Shell Theater in the Miller Creative Quad, 4:10 PM

Feminist art historian and printmaker Dr. Rachel Epp Buller will deliver a lecture Thursday, March 19, at 4:10 p.m. Reception to follow.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Imani Winds in Concert

Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, 7:30 PM

Celebrating 20 years of music making, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The Hendrix College Department of Music is proud to present Imani Winds in concert Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building. Part of the Harold Thompson Concert Series.

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