Numen Lumen: A Thursday Inspiration

Numen Lumen 2022-23: ME: IN MY OWN WORDS

Every Thursday from 9:50 to 10:20 am in Numen Lumen Pavilion Sacred Space (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 “Me: In my own words.”  This theme gives speakers the opportunity to think about and share the things that make them uniquely them. When preparing for their Numen Lumen talk, speakers are encouraged to think about questions like:

  • What are the experiences or events that have changed the course of my life?
  • How do my unique and intersectional identities inform how I show up in the world?
  • Are there stories, songs, etc. that have had a profound impact on my personhood?
  • What inspires me to live authentically and fully?
  • What are the stories from my life that are yearning for a community to hear and to hold them?

Our hope for Numen Lumen this year 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, please see the Truitt Center Blog or this YouTube Playlist.

Speakers and Musical Guests Fall 2022

August 25, 2022

Speaker: Rev. Julie Tonnesen ’14,  Associate University Chaplain

Music: Rabbi Maor Greene, Interim Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life

September 1, 2022

Speaker: John Pickett, Director of The Elon Academy

Music: Justine Hurst ’23 and Hannah Giessler ’23

September 8, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan McElderry, Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence

Music: Elon University Gospel Choir

September 15, 2022

Speaker: Sandoh Ahmadu ’25

Music: Geshe Sangpo

September 22, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Jeff Stein, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of English

Music: TBD

September 29, 2022

Speaker: MJ Larrazabal, Assistant Director, Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education

Music: Anthony Hotakainen ’26

October 6, 2022

Speaker: Jacqui Vontersch, ’24

Music: Sarah Grace Forrest, ’23

October 13, 2022

Fall Break, No Numen Lumen

October 20, 2022

Speaker: Luis Garay, Director of the Gender and LGBTQIA+ Center

Music:  Twisted Measure

October 27, 2022

Speaker: TC Staff- Ark Dedication

Music: Rabbi Maor Greene, Interim Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, et al

November 3, 2022

Speaker: Lily Kays ’23

Music: TBD

November 10, 2022

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

Music: Gospel Choir

November 17, 2022

Speaker: TBD

Music: TBD

November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Break, No Numen Lumen

December 1, 2022

Speaker: Nicole Galante, Interim Assistant Director, National and International Fellowships

Music: Shirley Tempos