Alvernia Announces Lecture Series


The 2014-15 Lecture Series at Alvernia University offers headlining authors and seasoned leaders who will open a world of inspiration through thought-provoking topics. All Lecture Series events are offered at Alvernia University’s main campus and are free and open to the public.

Alvernia Lecture Series Fall 2014 lineup:

Founders Day Lecture: Richard Gaillardetz will lead a discussion on “A Theology of Baptism after Vatican II.”
Sept. 11, McGlinn Conference Center, 7 p.m.

"Serial Entrepreneur" Jack Gulati shares what he has learned through 45 years of creating, buying and selling businesses.
Sept. 22, Francis Hall Theater, Reception at 5:30 p.m., Lecture at 6 p.m.

David Updike will offer a glimpse of John Updike’s life in Pennsylvania through family pictures and prose.
Oct. 2, Francis Hall Theater, 2 p.m.

Laurence Mazzeno will discuss “Writers, Reviewers, and Reputations: A Tale of Three Pulitzer Prize Winners.”
Oct. 6, Student Center, 2nd Floor Seminar Room, 12:30 p.m.

Denise Kiernan, New York Times Bestselling author of "The Girls of Atomic City" headlines the 2014-15 Lit Fest at Alvernia.
Oct. 8, Francis Hall Theater, Reception at 4:30 p.m., Lecture at 6 p.m.

First-Year Seminar Lecture: Coach Smallwood will offer insight into organic, sustainable farming.
Oct. 30, Physical Education Center, 7 p.m.

U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach draws on his 20 years of political experience to deliberate “Civility, Compromise and Public Service” for the annual O’Pake Lecture at Alvernia.
Nov. 10, McGlinn Conference Center, 2 PM

Visit for details about fall events and for the full fall 2014 and spring 2015 lineup.
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