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Opening Convocation

10:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 8 John Gano Memorial Chapel William Jewell College officially marks the beginning of the new academic year with a formal convocation. The convocation also recognizes community leaders receiving the College’s Yates Medallion for Distinguished Service. The convocation is free and open to the public. Guest artist for the special 30th anniversary event is mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

The Center for Justice and Sustainability Thursday, September 9 The Center for Justice and Sustainability lecture, 7 p.m John Gano Memorial Chapel Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy;“What Does It Mean to be a Sustainability Revolutionary?�

October 23

Rock Out/Reach Out concert Uptown Theater-Conspiracy Room

February 25-26 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Kern Lecture and Center for Justice and Sustainability Justice Summit; Maria Karagianis, journalist and author, founder and CEO, Discovering Justice, will offer the Justice Summit keynote address at 7:30 p.m. February 25 in Gano Chapel

Please visit the CJS website for more information.

Homecoming Saturday, October 2

For complete details, please visit



The holidays are a special time at William Jewell as the campus and larger communities come together to celebrate the holy season in words and music.

Wednesday, December 1: Hanging of the Green

10:15 a.m., John Gano Memorial Chapel; a musical celebration featuring the Handbell Choir, Flute Choir, Jazz Band and Chamber Singers

Thursday, December 2: Lighting of the Quad

7 p.m., John Gano Memorial Chapel and the Quadrangle; featuring the Symphonic Band and a lighting ceremony

Wednesday, December 8: Advent Service

10:15 a.m. John Gano Memorial Chapel; scriptures and carols, celebration of infant children and families

Friday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.: Messiah

Second Baptist Church Liberty, 309 E.Franklin;The William Jewell College Chapel Choir joins the Second Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir for performances of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah.

Monday, December 13: The City Come Again

Noon, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th & Broadway, Kansas City; Jewell’s Christmas gift, in words and music, to the city, featuring William Jewell Handbells and the Concert Choir, along with a seasonal homily from President David Sallee

Cardinal Term

Beginning January 10, 2011 Cardinal Term revives the tradition of William Jewell’s informal “Winterim,” a series of courses that were taught in January between fall and spring semesters prior to 1995. The noncredit courses, which begin on January 10, feature a wide variety of topics. Seminar length and

format will vary by topic and instructor; both day and evening sessions are scheduled. A full schedule of Cardinal Term courses, dates and times will be announced this fall. All sessions are open to the public.

Achievement Day

Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, 2011 Join us as William Jewell College celebrates 67 years of alumni achievement with special guest speaker Jon Meacham. Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, editor of Newsweek and co-anchor of PBS’s “Need to Know.” For a more detailed event shedule, please visit Achievement Day online or contact Susan Tideman at 816-415-7550. Thursday, March 3 Achievement Day Dinner 6 p.m. Westin Crown Center Hotel Friday, March 4 Achievement Day Convocation 10:15 a.m. John Gano Memorial Chapel

David Nelson Duke Undergraduate Colloquium Friday, April 15

“Celebrating the Life of the Mind: A Day of Undergraduate Scholarship and Creativity”involves students presenting their scholarly works to faculty, staff and the community at large through oral presentations, performing and visual arts, public speaking and readings of creative writing. The day-long colloquium allows students from all academic disciplines to receive recognition for their unique ideas and studies. Classes are suspended so that all members of the community can participate. The public is invited to attend the free events held at venues campus-wide.

Commencement Saturday, May 14

The Celebration of Commencement honors the achievements of Jewell students as they complete their Jewell Journeys and begin a new chapter in their lives. Baccalaureate service is at 9 a.m. in John Gano Memorial Chapel; commencement is at 1 p.m. in the Mabee Center for Physical Education.


Throughout the year, Jewell hosts special events both on and off campus to keep alumni connected to their alma mater and each other. For more information, visit the alumni special events page.

The Arts Visual Art

William Jewell’s Stocksdale Gallery of Art, located on the top floor of Brown Hall, hosts a variety of exhibitions of professional and student work throughout the academic year. For more information, visit the Jewell website or contact gallery director Rob Quinn at 816-415-5968.

Performing Arts Harriman-Jewell Series


Each season, the Harriman-Jewell Series provides opportunities for the A variety of vocal and instrumental music events are an important part of community to interact with internationally renowned performing the annual calendar of cultural events at William Jewell College. artists in informal settings that include master classes and “conversaLiberty Symphony Orchestra. tions” with the performers. Locations include downtown performance February 12 - 7:30 pm Liberty Performing Arts Theatre venues and the William Jewell College campus. Tickets 816-439-4362 For updated information on the Educational Events schedule, visit the FMarch 6 - 3:00 pm Symphonic Band Concert Harriman-Jewell Series website. Gano Chapel - admission free March 6 - 7:30 pm

Chapel & Concert Choirs Concert Gano Chapel - admission free

March 24 & 26 - 7:30 pm

Opera Workshop, Handel’s “Radamisto” Gano Chapel - admission free

April 7 - 7:30 pm

String Quartet Concert Forbis Recital Hall, Pillsbury Music Center

April 16 - 3:00 pm

Symphonic Band Concert Gano Chapel - admission free

May 1 - 3:00 pm

Handbell Concert Venue TBA

May 7 - 7:30 pm

Liberty Symphony Orchestra and WJC Choirs LIberty Performing Arts Theatre Tickets 816-439-4362

For a complete Music calendar and information about events by the Chamber Orchestra, Liberty Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chapel Choir, Opera Theater, Handbell Choirs, Flute Choir or Chamber Music, visit the Department of Music website. *Jewell Artist Series: Faculty of the William Jewell College music department are joined by distinguished alumnae and friends in this concert series.All of the performances are free,but donations to the department’s scholarship fund are accepted.

Theatre An engaging schedule of thought-provoking performances make up the William Jewell College theatre season. All performances are in the renovated Peters Theater in Brown Hall on the William Jewell campus. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Tickets: $6.00; $5.00 for seniors, children and WJC personnel.World of Theatre Showcase performances are free. For tickets contact us at or 816 415-7590.

January 27 & 29, 7 p.m. Alex Tracy, Senior Theatre Performance,“Alex Tracy is Performance Art”

February 11-12, 7 p.m. Katherine Myers, Senior Theatre Performance, Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years”

April 7-9, 7 p.m., April 9, 2 p.m. Jewell Theatre spring production of Moliere’s “The Misanthrope”

April 29-30, 7 p.m. Aaron Gotzon, Senior Theatre Performance, Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten”

May 4, 7 p.m. Jewell Theatre Showcase

Athletics A Winning Tradition

The William Jewell College Cardinals enjoy a championship athletic tradition that stretches back more than a century. Greene Stadium and the Mabee Center are great venues to watch Jewell’s teams compete. The College fields 16 varsity teams including football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, women’s softball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s and men’s track and field, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s and men’s tennis, women’s and men’s golf and the Cardinal Spirit Team.

In addition to success on the courts and fields of play, academic success is a core value of William Jewell College athletics. Year after year Jewell student-athletes achieve regional and All-American academic status. Every fall Greene Stadium is also the home for Liberty High Schools’ home football games. For more information, visit Cardinal Athletics.

Lectures Perspectives on the Common Good Lecture Series

William Jewell College’s “Perspectives on the Common Good”lecture series focuses on themes of selfhood and responsibility, challenging listeners to explore the complexities of values in a pluralistic world.Through the generosity of several benefactors,William Jewell has created a distinctive lecture series that facilitates both internal and external community conversation about defining contemporary issues. All lectures are free and open to the public on the William Jewell campus in Liberty. See listings below for times and locations.

7:00 p.m. - Yates-Gill College Union, Room 221 8:00 p.m. reception

The Common Good Lectures are:The Binns Lecture on the Sacred & Secular and Power & Justice in Society;The Peggy Kern Lecture on Women and Society;The Cope Lecture on Science,Technology and the Human Experience

Tuesday, February 22

Wednesday, October 27

The Peggy Kern Lecture on Women & Society

Everett P.Truex Economic &Financial Forum Peter deSilva, COO,UMB Financial Bank Corporation 7:30 p.m. - Lecture,Yates-Gill College Union Rooms 221 & 222 8:30 p.m. - Reception,White Atrium Yates-Gill College Union

Thursday, November 18 The Carl F.Willard Distinguished Teacher Lecture Dr.Tara Allen, The Dr.Burnell Landers Chair in Biology

Maria Karagianis, journalist and author,founder and CEO,Discovering Justice 7:30 p.m. Lecture, John Gano Memorial Chapel 8:30 p.m. Reception,White Atrium,Yates-Gill College Union

Perspectives on the Common Good Series Tuesday/Wednesday, March 29, 30 The Walter Pope Binns Lecture on the Sacred & Secular and Power & Justice in Society/The Cope Lecture on Science, Technology and the Human Experience Dr. Richard Grigg, Sacred Heart University 7:30 p.m. March 29 10:15 a.m. March 30 John Gano Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, April 19 Lecture in Innovation and Business Enterprise Henry Bloch and Tom Bloch, H&R Block, co-presenters 7:30 p.m.Yates-Gill College Union

Spiritual Life Chapel

William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits. Weekly chapel services welcome Jewell community members of all faiths and provide a spiritual connecting point for the campus and larger communities. Services at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays in John Gano Memorial Chapel are open to the public. For more information, contact the Dean of the Chapel’s office at 816-415-7556.

Student Life “Fun on the Hill”

August 22 – CUA Comedians Arvin Mitchell and Tommy Johnnigan

September 11 – Bonus Point Bingo

8-9:30 p.m., Gano Chapel

September 15 – CSM Royals Baseball Buck Night

August 23 – CUA Community Fair 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,The Atrium Yates-Gill College Union

August 27 – CUA (Three Night Stand) Slip N’Slide

5:30-6:30 p.m., Phelps Dining Hall

September 26 – Homecoming/ Intramurals Bongo Ball 2-8 p.m., Greene Stadium September 27 – C-U-At the Movies

Noon-6 p.m.,The Quad

6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Liberty B & B Theatre

August 28 – CUA (Three Night Stand) Sand Volleyball 8 p.m.

October 6 – CUA Concert: We Shot the Moon 8 p.m., Gano Chapel

August 28 – CSM Local Churches will serve dessert during dinner in the Cafe

October 8 – BSU Lock-In

August 29 – CUA (Three Night Stand) Capture the Flag 8 p.m.The Quad

October 11 – Speaker Aaron Cooksey: “Drop Your Pride…Too Many Have Died,”

August 30 –Straights and Gays for Equality (SAGE) Speed-Friending

8 p.m., Gano Chapel

6:30 p.m.,Yates-Gill College Union

All Day, Gano Assembly

September 4 – BSU Luau

October 18-22 – Unity Love Your Body Week

10:30 p.m., Semple Hall Back Deck

September 10 – CUA Friday Movie on the Triangle 8 p.m. or when it gets dark, Ely Triangle

11 p.m.,Yates-Gill College Union

October 13 – SAGE STI Testing

October 22 – SAGE Drag Show 7:30 p.m., Gano Chapel

Student Life “Fun on the Hill”

October 29 – CUA (Three Night Stand) Ice Cream Social 9-10 p.m.,The Cage

December 13-17 – CUA Finals Finale

April 17 –Bonus Point Bingo

(various events)

5:30-6:30 p.m., Phelps Dining Hall

October 30 – CUA (Three Night Stand) Halloween Dance

January 18 – CUA Ice Skating

April 20 –CUA JewellStock Carnival

9:30-11:30 p.m., Crown Center Ice Terrace

4-8 p.m., Ely Triangle

9 p.m.-12 a.m., Browning Theater

February 9 – CUA Singled Out

April 22 –BSU Olympics TBA

October 31 – CUA (Three Night Stand) Bonus Points Bingo

8 p.m., Gano Chapel

April 29 –Spring Formal

February 16 – C-U-At the Movies

9 p.m.-12 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Kansas City

6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Liberty B & B Theatre

May 9-13 –Finals Finale (various events)

5:30-6:30 p.m., Phelps Dining Hall

November 12 – Unity Step Show 8 p.m., Gano Chapel

November 13 – Football Game 1 p.m., Greene Stadium

November 17 – BSU Soul Food Dinner 7:30 p.m., Jones Hall

November 17 –C-U-At the Movies 6 p.m. - 12 a.m., Liberty B & B Theatre

November 28 – CUA Bonus Points Bingo 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phelps Dining Hall

December 2 – CUA Lighting of the Quad December 10 – CUA Winter Formal The Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

February 18 –“Put It Where You Want It” T-shirts 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,The Atrium February 20 –BSU A.A. Read-In TBA March 9 –C-U-At the Movies 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Liberty B & B Theatre

March 22 –Late Night Sundae Bar 9 -10 p.m.,The Cage

March 23 –BSU Fashion Show 7 p.m., Gano Chapel

April 11-15 –SAGE Peace Week April 15 –Kettle Corn 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.,The Quad April 16 –Family Weekend Solo Circus 8 p.m., Gano Chapel

Events, dates and times are subject to change. Updates and changes will be sent via e-mail.

For updated scheduling information, please visit the William Jewell College website at

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