Lectures and Symposia

    Entries drawn from the college history timeline

Tue., Sep. 25, 1827

This oratory event was held on Tuesday, September 25, 1827 in the German Lutheran Church. The oration was delivered by Charles F. Mayer, Esq. before the Union Philosophical Society and the Belles Lettres Society.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Fri., Oct. 13, 1905

Anita Newcomb McGee, M.D. gave a lecture on October 13. Presented by the Civic Club, McGee discussed the experience of women in the Japanese army. 

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Dec. 6, 1905

Dr. Frank M. Bristol spoke at the Carlisle Opera House on December 6. This lecture, deemed one of the best ever heard in Carlisle, was presented by the Cumberland County Teachers' Institute. Dr. Bristol's lecture was entitled "Brains" and his expertise captivated the audience, holding their...

Event Type: Community Events, Lectures and Symposia
Mon., Jan. 22, 1906

The Rev. Dr. James Morrow, well-known secretary of the Pennsylvania Bible Society, gave a lecture in Bosler Hall. Presented by the YWCA, the lecture was met by an interested crowd. 

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Thu., Feb. 1, 1906

Mr. S. M. Sayford gave a series of lectures from February 1-4. As one of the leading YMCA workers in the country, Sayford proved to be a charismatic speaker talented in engaging an audience of college students. 

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Mon., Feb. 5, 1906

Dr. Charles Rhoads delivered a lecture on February 5 in Chapel Hall and one on February 6 in Bosler Hall, both regarding psychology and memory in education. The second lecture, which was open to the larger community, was especially well-attended. 

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Fri., Nov. 9, 1906

Reverend John D. Fox, D.D., of State Street M.E. Church in Trenton, NJ, gave a lecture on Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Bosler Hall. Rev. Fox had a distinguished reputation as a lecturer and interpreter of Shakespeare and students and community members gathered to listen to his speech. Fox graduated...

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Fri., Nov. 16, 1906

The first lecture in the Civic Club series was held in the Carlisle Opera House by Dr. C.T. Winchester on November 16, 1906. Winchester was from Wesleyan University, where he was an English professor and an author for magazines and books. His lecture was titled “An Old Castle” during which he...

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Fri., Feb. 15, 1907

Honor Edward W. Biddle lectured at the school entitled, “Carlisle Old and New” which presented places of interest in the town as they were in “old” Carlisle, and contrasted them to how they looked in 1907. He told an interesting history of the town itself and important events/people involved...

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Mon., Feb. 18, 1907

Mrs. Lucretia McAnney, instructor of elocution and director of the Dramatic Club at Dickinson, delivered a lecture to students and Carlisle residents in Bosler Hall. McAnney's lecture was entitled “Shakespeare’s Wonderful World” and discussed how Shakespeare’s work not only reflected his time,...

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Thu., Mar. 21, 1907

President George Edward Reed spoke at the annual banquet of the Alumni Association of the Central Pennsylvania Conference in the Odd Fellow's Hall in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Sixty-two Dickinson alumni were in attendance. Rev. James B. Stein was the toast master for of the evening. 

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Thu., Apr. 25, 1907

Edwin S. Stuart, Governor of Pennsylvania, addresses the College for the 125th annual William Penn Memorial Day.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Jun. 10, 1908

Bradford P. Raymond, president of Wesleyan University from 1889-1908, addressed the College as part of its 1908 Commencement exercises.

Event Type: Academic Ceremonies, Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Jun. 10, 1908

Edwin Sydney Stuart, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1907-11, addressed the College as part of its 1908 Commencement exercises.

Event Type: Academic Ceremonies, Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Jun. 10, 1908

Author, scholar, and educator James Brander Matthews addressed the College as part of its 1908 Commencement exercises.

Event Type: Academic Ceremonies, Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Jun. 10, 1908

John Franklin Fort, Governor of New Jersey from 1908-11, addressed Dickinson as part of its 1908 Commencement exercises. Governor Fort also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the College.

Event Type: Academic Ceremonies, Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Jun. 10, 1908

Marlin Edgar Olmstead, Pennsylvania delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897-1913, addressed the College as part of its 1908 Commencement exercises.

Event Type: Academic Ceremonies, Lectures and Symposia
December 12, 1913

 

Dr. Fox of Harrisburg gives the students a lecture on the quality of Shakespear’s writing.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Tue., Dec, 16, 1914

 

Mr. Kumm delivered an address on the importance of missionary work on the African continent.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
October, 7, 1914

Samuel Higgenbottom  speaks to students on the topic of missionary work in India.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
November 4, 1914

 

 

Consul General Wood addresses students on the topic of his job as United States Ambassador to Abyssinia.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia, U.S. and World Events
Wed., Jan.27, 1915

William Edward Myers lectures (class of 1902) lectured to the students on his missionary work in Argentina.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Thu., Dec. 2, 1915

World renowned columnist and humorist Thomas A. Daily was at Dickinson on this date and read verses to the students.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Wed., Mar, 1, 1916

Capt. James Gordon Steese (Class of 1902) spoke to Dickinson students about his time building the Panama Canal as well as explained why the canal was important for the United States and the world.

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia
Sat., Apr. 29, 1916

Dr. Jacob Sargis, a fugitive from the Ottoman Empire, gave a lecture to students on the horrible atrocities being committed by the Ottomans against the Armenian population. Dr. Sargis was an American Methodist missionary. In what would later be known as the Armenian Genocide...

Event Type: Lectures and Symposia, U.S. and World Events

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