Free and open to the community

Alvernia University's lecture series explores important topics for students, alumni and community members. Delve into mission, ethics and interfaith or timely topics with seasoned authors and professionals.


All lectures series events are free and open to the public. Please contact the Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement at 610-790-1925 or for additional information or if you have questions or concerns.


Community Engagement
Jim Brown Profile Picture
Challenges of Ethical Leadership, Jim Brown
October 2, Francis Hall Theatre, 4p.m. Why would someone want to do public service? What makes a strong and effective leader? What are the ethical challenges facing public officials and business leaders in contemporary society? Having served in senior positions in government and in the corporate sector, Jim Brown is well positioned to answer these questions.
Author Jamie Ford
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
November 5, PEC, 6pm. First year seminar/Litfest Speaker Jamie Ford discusses his debut novel, written in 2009, depicting the love and friendship between a Chinese-American boy and a Japanese-American girl during the internment in World War II.
Inside Harrisburg capitol dome
The Fate of Political Discourse:Media and Politics
November 12, Francis Hall Theatre, 4pm. A lively panel discussion reviews the fate of political discourse in the media and politics. Panel speakers include John M Baer, award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, Kathleen Pavelko, President and CEO of WITF and Berwood A. Yost, Director of the Floyd Institute Center for Opinion Research and Director of the Floyd Institute for Public Policy Analysis.
Feast of St. Francis
Graduate & Adult Education Back to School Night
Student for an Evening - Schuylkill Center
2019 Homecoming & Family Weekend
Fall Information Session
Last Class Day (MOD 1)