Event Calendar

Sunday, March 19, 2017

All day
Before 1am
9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading
Poetry Reading
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Come and read with us in March - women’s history, spring, whatever you like!


10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting: The Great Commitments
Sunday Meeting: The Great Commitments
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

with Lyle Roelofs, Ph.D.
Dick Van Deusen presides

Shared charity: Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council

Since its founding in 1855, Berea College has been committed to providing higher education to the underserved, doing so without charging tuition.  Its spiritual foundation, the belief that “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” motivates the inclusive nature of the educational community that comprises Berea, and also undergirds the College’s mission statement, expressed in our Great Commitments.  These eight Commitments serve as an ethical and strategic basis for decisions made at the College.  The lecture will outline the Great Commitments and illustrate how they guide planning, programming and leadership decisions at Berea College.

Lyle Roelofs began his tenure as Berea College’s ninth president on July 1, 2012.  He is a graduate of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) with a B.S. degree with honors in physics and mathematics.  He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in physics, at the University of Maryland and has more than 35 years of experience in teaching and research at the University of Maryland, Calvin College, Brown University, Haverford College, and Colgate University.  He is also an experienced administrator, having served as associate provost at Haverford College, and as provost, dean of faculty, and interim president at Colgate University prior to his appointment at Berea.  A number of U.S. and international institutions, including Sandia National Laboratory, the Fritz-Haber Institut in Berlin, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich), Technische Universität Clausthal, and Universität Ulm, have hosted Roelofs as a visiting scientist or fellow.

Dr. Roelofs’ leadership initiatives at Berea College include strategic planning and institutional advancement through exploration of the College’s Great Commitments, sustainability as an institutional commitment, and enhancing the physical resources of the College.

11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

March Theme: How Science Brings Light to Ethics

Ethical Explorers will look at how ethical exploration is enhanced by the scentific method, learning how knowledge benefits from the collaboration of diverse minds.

Join us as we:

-Probe the quest for truth as represented by science.
-Sort out the powers of opinion and fact, hypothesis and conclusion
-Create brain-hats and think deeply about the sceince of the past, present and future.
-Stand up together as a community in support of scientific inquiry, knowledge, and their value in our Ethical growth.

Send RSVP's and inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org
Read and respond on our blog: YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com

Sunday Schedule:

Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor - ETHICAL'S inclusive community gathers. Following the community greeting and music, adults and teens are welcome to stay for the Platform Meeting

Children (and any parents who wish to attend) go upstairs to the Elliott Library, room 507, for special values-based activities.

We all reconvene in the Cafeteria, 6th floor. Families may choose to stayf or lunch (always free for children and teens).

Ethics for Youth and Teen Leaders meets at the Teen Table.

12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor
Ethical Action Committee - Open Meeting
Ethical Action Committee - Open Meeting
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor

The purpose of this committee is to engage the Ethical members and friends in actions that will help to eradicate injustice in our city, state, country and world — with the aim of making the world a safe, secure place where every person everywhere is treated with decency and fairness.

There is an imperative for informed, planned action on so many social justice issues at this time. Join the committee today to help to make it happen. 

This meeting is open to the public.