Elon University announced its Spring Cultural Events Calendar last week. Some of the highlights include guest lectures from a New York Times correspondent, a founding editor of The Onion and an ESPN broadcaster.
“We look forward to hosting every event you see listed on the cultural calendar and hope students attend as many of our programs as possible,” said Eric Townsend, Elon’s news bureau director.
One event the university is promoting in particular is Spring Convocation.
Walter Isaacson, president of The Aspen Institute and former chairman and CEO of CNN, will deliver the address. He plans to discuss stories from his book “The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.”
Convocation will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in Alumni Gym. Tickets will go on sale March 10.
“Spring Convocation featuring Walter Isaacson will certainly be the biggest cultural program of the semester,” Townsend said. “It’s an opportunity for everyone in our community to learn from one of the world’s most influential thought leaders of the past half century.”
Another exciting event taking place on Elon’s campus will be a lecture from Scott Dikkers, a founding editor of The Onion, a satirical media outlet that publishes articles about international, national and local news. His lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in McCrary Theatre.
While Elon’s main campus will host the vast majority of the events on the cultural calendar, Elon’s School of Law in Greensboro will host two of the most anticipated events of the semester.
New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak will give a presentation as part of Elon Law’s Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. Liptak is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Greensboro.
Jay Bilas, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, will also speak for the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. He will present at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18.
“The theatrical performances, concerts, poetry readings, guest lectures and faith programs you’ll find there will inform, inspire and entertain audiences in any number of ways,” Townsend said. “There truly is something for everyone taking place here this spring.”
The first event on the calendar was held 7:30 p.m Feb. 1 when the Department of Performing Arts presented “All’s Well that Ends Well” by William Shakespeare.