Numen Lumen: A Thursday Inspiration

Numen Lumen Theme 2021-22: DREAMING

Every Thursday from 9:50 to 10:20 am in Numen Lumen Pavilion Sacred Space (110)

Hear members of our Elon community share pieces of their stories, enjoy live music and artistic expression, and share in coffee and refreshments.

Our theme this year invites speakers and musicians to ponder the idea of dreaming. “Dreaming” will push our community to traverse the passive and active forms that dreaming takes in our lives. Speakers will explore the literal and figurative series of images, ideas, sensations, and emotions in the mind and through their work.

We ask speakers to ponder where reality and dreaming meet, what form dreaming takes in their everyday lives, and how dreaming directs their pathway. Can dreaming be a productive form of activism? Is dreaming strictly forward thinking, or can it exist without time restraints? Is dreaming simply an involuntary experience?  How may dreaming be dangerous, or irresponsible in the face of real-world issues? Or, where can it be a useful instrument? What are the burdens of dreaming? What or who makes you dream?

Numen Lumen is an Elon moment to take a break, breathe, relax, and enjoy the community around us.

For past Numen Lumen recordings, please see the Truitt Center Blog or this YouTube Playlist.

Speakers and Musical Guests Fall 2021

August 26, 2021

Speaker: Rev. Kirstin Boswell, University Chaplain and Dean of Multifaith Engagement

Music: Twisted Measure

September 2, 2021

Speaker: Eleanor Finger, Assistant Vice President for Student Life / Dean of Campus Life / Assistant Professor

Music: Brendan Coulter ’22

September 9, 2021

Speaker: Council of Chaplains

Music: Anthony Cancro

September 16, 2021

Speaker: John Robinson-Miller IV, Assistant Director of the CREDE

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September 23, 2021

Speaker: Deena Elrefai ’22

Music: Leah Dumaine

September 30, 2021

Speaker: Cole McCorkle ’22

Music: Cole McCorkle ’22 and Catherine Stallsmith ’22

October 7, 2021

Speaker: Jack Corby ’22, Student Body President

Music: Bryson Smith, ’22

October 14, 2021

Fall Break – No Numen Lumen

October 21, 2021

Speaker: Catherine Stallsmith ’22

Music: Catherine Stallsmith ’22, Caroline Penfield ’22

October 28, 2021

Speaker: Nina Namaste, Professor of Spanish

Music: Leah Dumaine ’22

November 4, 2021

Speaker: Caroline Penfield ’22

Music: Catherine Stallsmith ’22

November 11, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Aswani Volety, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Music: Elon Gospel Choir

November 18, 2021

Speaker: Kevin Napp ’17, Associate Dean of Admissions

Music: Wiley Watlington ’22

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Break – No Numen Lumen

December 2, 2021

Speaker: Rev. Kirstin Boswell, University Chaplain and Dean of Multifaith Engagement

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Speakers and Musical Guests Spring 2022

February 3, 2022

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February 17, 2022

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February 24, 2022

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March 10, 2022

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March 17, 2022

Spring Break – No Numen Lumen

March 24, 2022

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March 31, 2022

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April 7, 2022

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April 14, 2022

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April 28, 2022

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