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Illumination Series

The Illumination Series

The SOWELA Illumination Series was established in 2010 by the SOWELA Library as a way to bring quality educational and entertaining presentations to SOWELA students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The Series is offered during the fall and spring semesters as a noontime event. Guest speakers usually give a 45-minute talk while attendees enjoy light refreshments. Each year a committee of faculty and staff select the speakers.

Upcoming Series Event

"Puerto Rico & the Fight for Self-Determination"
with Rosa M. Lazar, Ph.D. and Pedro L. Ramos, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 13th at 12:15 p.m.

Click here or on the poster below to attend at the scheduled time.

This April there will be a drawing for students participating in the Series. Two students will win a $50 gift card to the SOWELA Bookstore! To enter the drawing, complete this form every time you watch an Illumination Series event.

Re-Watch This Year's Speakers

You can can participate in the drawing for a $50 gift card to the SOWELA Bookstore by watching any of the past Illumination Series events from this year. Click on the posters below to watch, and then complete this form.

Illumination Series poster, "My Journey to Thank All the People Responsible for MY Coffee" by A. J. Jacobs

The password for watching this video is password12345.

2020-2021 Illumination Series Committee Members

Mary Frances Sherwood (Chair)

Dr. Ali Nabours

Susan Shaffer

Deanne Smith