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
October 26, 2023
Speaker: Rachel Curtis, ’24
Music: Twisted Measure
November 2, 2023
November 9, 2023
November 16, 2023
Past Numen Lumen Speakers