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 Spring 2022

February 3, 2022

Speaker: Maria Guaddarrama Hernandez ’24

Music: Wylie Watlington ’22 and Hannah Giessler ’23

February 10, 2022

Speaker: Charlotte Williams, Associate Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness for Student Wellness

Music: Kelsey Baron, Graduate Apprentice for Student Wellness, MHE ‘23

February 17, 2022

Speaker: Zoe Kurtz ’22

Music: Gianni Palmarini ’22, Weston LeCrone ’22, and Brendan Coulter ’22

February 24, 2022

Speaker: Elle Fiedler ’22

Music: Catherine Stallsmith ’22

March 3, 2022

Speaker: Julie Tonnesen ’14, LEAF Campus Minister and Spirit & Pride Coordinator

Music: Wylie Watlington ’22 and Hannah Giessler ’23

March 10, 2022

Speaker: Daniel Castillo, Alumni Engagement Officer

Music: Elon Gospel Choir

March 17, 2022

Spring Break – No Numen Lumen

March 24, 2022

Speaker: Nelson Ysabel, Graduate Apprentice for the Center for Leadership, MHE ’22

Music: Leah Dumaine & Julia Edwards

March 31, 2022

Speaker: Waseem Kasim, Assistant Professor of History

Music: Morgane Smith ’23

April 7, 2022

Speaker: Shannon Lundeen, Director of Academic-Residential Partnerships and Associate Professor of Philosophy

Music: Melanated Melodies

April 14, 2022

Speaker: Laké Laosebikan-Buggs, Director of Inclusive Excellence for Graduate and Professional Education

Music: Brendan Coulter ’22

April 21, 2022

Speaker: Damion Blake, Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies

Music: Twisted Measure

April 28, 2022

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) in the Sacred Space–all are welcome

Join us to mark Yom HaShoah or “Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and Heroism.” Every year we gather as a community to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to remind us all of the terrible deeds that can be carried out when bigotry, hatred, and indifference are regarded as normal. Elon students, faculty and staff will share quotes and stories to remember the lives of those who died as a result of the racial purity measures in German-controlled Europe during World War II, to honor those who survived, and remind of their experiences during this dark time.

Sponsored by Hillel, Jewish Life and Jewish Studies

May 5, 2022

Speaker: Allegra Laing, Associate Director for Global Diversity and Inclusion

Music: Lars Heidenreich ‘24 & Andrew Lymann ‘24

May 12, 2022

Exams – No Numen Lumen