Celebrating its 13th season!
Prior years have brought an array of world-class speakers and artists to
campus, including such notables as Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
David McCullough; noted authors John Updike and Salman Rushdie;
poet Maya Angelou; film director Spike Lee; Boston Celtic legend Bill
Russell; “Bill Nye the Science Guy”; renowned actor James Earl Jones;
award-winning journalists Dan Rather and Bob Woodward; feminist
Gloria Steinem; and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Broadening the cultural and social perspectives of Eastern students is an
important element of the University’s liberal arts mission. These special
evenings have brought to campus unforgettable moments that have enriched
students’ educational experiences while entertaining and informing
faculty, staff and the general public alike.
In exposing the Eastern community to classical music, political commentary,
social discourse, historical perspectives and contemporary culture,
the Arts and Lecture Series serves as an important component of the
vibrant campus life that Eastern is known for as Connecticut’s only
public liberal arts university.