Academics

Values, Ideas and the Arts (VIA) Spring 2017

Values, Ideas and the Arts presentations enhance the Manchester Core program in the liberal arts through cultural exposure, artistic experience and intellectual enrichment. VIA features speakers, musicians and dramatic performers from the University community, across the country and around the globe. Manchester students earn academic credit through attendance. Members of the University community and the public are also invited to attend all VIA events. All events are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

The goals of the VIA program are to:

  • broaden students' cultural experiences,
  • enrich students intellectually and aesthetically,
  • provide opportunities to experience the arts,
  • promote dialogue about ideas and values, and
  • embody in its programs the values expressed in the University Mission.

Students are required to arrive on time and remain for the entire program to receive VIA credit. Events last approximately one hour unless noted otherwise.


Spring 2017

Under construction: Be sure to check this schedule often for new VIA events and fuller descriptions that will be added.



Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Rededication Ceremony
Thursday, Feb. 2

7 p.m.
Cordier Auditorium
Daryl DavisNo Time for Hate
Daryl Davis has made it his quest to understand and combat racism. The musician, author and expert on race relations is keynote speaker at Manchester’s 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Rededication Ceremony.



Tuesday, Feb. 14
3:30 p.m.
Cordier Auditorium
President Dave McFaddenSpring Convocation 
Presentation by President Dave McFadden.



Wednesday, March 1
7 p.m.
Cordier Auditorium
Anthony JulianoTexting Brides, Lost Dogs & Tattoo Typos

Anthony Juliano, vice president and general manager at Asher Agency, offers communication skills for today’s young leaders. He is a marketing and social media strategist.




Tuesday, April 4
3:30 p.m.
Jo Young Switzer Center
Max CheremPhilosophical Issues Related to Refugees

Presenter is Max Cherem.




Senior Series
Tuesday, April 25

3:30 p.m.
Cordier Auditorium
Lucas  Al-ZoughbiConflict Transformation in Palestine

Presenter is Lucas Al-Zoughbi