Logo for Numen Lumen: A Thursday Inspiration
Every Thursday from 9:50 to 10:20 am in Numen Lumen Pavilion Sacred Space (Numen Lumen Pavilion 110) you are invited to hear members of our Elon community share pieces of their stories, enjoy live music and artistic expression, and share in coffee and refreshments.

This year’s theme for Numen Lumen is “Meaningful Relationships Matter”. 

This theme gives speakers the opportunity to think about the relationships which hold great significance in their own lives.

The people we connect with shape our experiences. The places where our stories and our lives intersect are full of impact when we share the journey. The stories we tell about the people who listened, who helped us along our way, and who inspired us are powerful. Meaningful relationships are how we create the world that we live in together

Our hope for Numen Lumen is to strengthen our community by collectively creating a space where the stories that make us can be shared with courage and received with love. We’re grateful to our speakers for sharing the gift of their stories, their time, and their humanity, and to all who attend for their presence.

For past Numen Lumen recordings, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Speakers and Musical Guests Fall 2023

August 24, 2023

Speaker: Rev. Julie Tonnesen, Associate University Chaplain

Music: Simon Mendelsohn, ’26

August 31, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Black Lumen Project

Music: Anthony Hotakainen, ’26

September 7, 2023

Speaker: Ms. Marilyn Slade, Administrative Assistant for Student Life

Music: Kara McKinley, ’24

September 14, 2023

Speaker: Zach Weitzen, ’26

Music: Erin Rohde, ’24

September 21, 2023

Speaker: Kimberly Romero, Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Diversity and Access

Music: Mary Grace Cavey, ’21 Assistant Director of Admissions for Event Programming and Aubrey Cavey, ’24

September 28, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Leo Lambert, Elon University President Emeritus and Professor of Education

Music: Gretchen Bruesehoff, Adjunct Instructor in Music and Accompanied by Suzanne Polak, Adjunct University Accompanist and Cristian Albee, University Accompanist

October 5, 2023

Speaker: Trung Hyuhn-Duc, Director of Catholic Campus Ministry

Music: Catholic Campus Ministry Music Interns

October 12, 2023

Fall Break, no Numen Lumen

October 19, 2023

Speaker: TBD

Music: TBD

October 26, 2023

Speaker: Rachel Curtis, ’24

Music: Twisted Measure

November 2, 2023

Speaker: TBD

Music: TBD

November 9, 2023

Speaker: TBD

Music: TBD

November 16, 2023

Speaker: TBD

Music: TBD

Past Numen Lumen Speakers