Distinguished Speaker Series
The George E. McCammon Memorial Distinguished Speaker Series challenges students to
examine key issues facing our society and apply the tools of their liberal arts curriculum
as they search for truth and enlightenment.
In 1998, Class of 1925 alumnus George A. McCammon established the George E. McCammon Memorial Distinguished Speaker Series at McKendree with an endowed gift in honor of his father, Dr. George E. McCammon. Dr. McCammon served as a Methodist minister for 18 years before he became president of McKendree College in 1919.
Like his father, Mr. McCammon believed that significant learning is not limited to the classroom. With this gift to McKendree in his father’s honor, he created a forum for the exchange of ideas that occurs outside the classroom.
Tickets are free for the Distinguished Speakers Series, but reservations are required.
Randy Cohen: Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wit, Wisdom and Responsibility Theme
If we know the difference between right and wrong, why don’t we all behave virtuously? The humorist, Emmy Award-winning writer and former New York Times Magazine columnist (The Ethicist) explores the moral dilemmas we all face.
Nancy Tate: Distinguished Speaker Series
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wit, Wisdom and Responsibility Theme
Since 2000, Nancy Tate has been the executive director of the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active citizen participation in government.
Krista Tippett: Distinguished Speaker Series
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wit, Wisdom and Responsibility Theme
On her weekly American Public Media program about spirituality, On Being, the author and her guests explore meaning, faith and ethics amid the political, economic, cultural and technological shifts of 21st century life. Over the past year, she has been exploring the topic of civility.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. - Wit, Wisdom and Responsibility Theme
Critically wounded during the Iraq war, the actor, spokesman, retired soldier—and winner of “Dancing with the Stars”— now tours the world to speak about his recovery and to share his inspirational message of resilience and optimism.