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World Labyrinth Day Event Set for May 5 at Hendrix College

CONWAY, Ark. (April 24, 2018) – Hendrix College will host a World Labyrinth Day event on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the campus labyrinth adjacent to Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, near the intersection of Washington and Independence avenues. The event is free and open to the public.

This year marks the 10th World Labyrinth Day, sponsored annually by The Labyrinth Society, an international organization that encourages participants from around the globe to create a wave of peaceful energy across time zones as they walk labyrinths in their communities.

The theme of World Labyrinth Day is “Walk as One at 1.” Participants are invited to gather at the Hendrix labyrinth at 1 p.m. for a brief presentation followed by a silent walk. The walk will be led by Twylla Alexander, a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator and author of the 2017 book Labyrinth Journeys: 50 States, 51 Stories.

“We are excited to host World Labyrinth Day for the second year at our campus labyrinth,” said Hendrix College Chaplain the Rev. J.J. Whitney. “The labyrinth is an ancient symbol and tool for prayer and meditation. Walking it offers a way to quiet the mind and open the heart.”

In advance of World Labyrinth Day, Alexander will speak Monday, April 30, from 4:15 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Commons of Bailey Library at Hendrix College. She will discuss labyrinths, how and why they are used, and how people find meaning in them. She also will share highlights of her two-year journey across the U.S. to walk labyrinths and meet their creators. A book signing will follow.

For more information, contact Whitney at 501-450-3801 or

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit