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 Spring 2023

February 2, 2023

Speaker: Caroline DiGrande, ’23

Music: Lars Heidenreich, ’24

February 9, 2023

Speaker: Hillary Zaken, Interim Assistant Dean of Multifaith Engagement

Music: Dallas Smith & Dawson Ellington

February 16, 2023

Speaker: Ivy Breivogel, Graduate Intern

Music: Molly Herson, ’23 and Colby Bradford, ’24 of Twisted Measure

February 23, 2023

Speaker: Simone Royal, Assistant Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education

Music: Zeth Dixon ’23 and Anne-Sophie Hill ’23

March 2, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Connie Ledoux Book, University President

Music: Clay Stevenson, Senior Lecturer in Music

March 9, 2023

Speaker: Philipp Roedl, ’23

Music: Andrea Baca, ’26 accompanied by Suzanne Polak, Adjunct University Accompanist

March 16, 2023

Spring Break, No Numen Lumen

March 23, 2023

Speaker: Shereen Elgamal, Lecturer in Arabic in the Department of World Languages and Cultures

Music: Hannah Giessler, ’23

March 30, 2023

Speaker: Tony Trisciani, Head Football Coach

Music: Meredith Wells, ’23 and Josh Stewart

April 6, 2023

Speaker: Lily Kays, ’23

Music:  Erin Rohde, ’24

April 13, 2023

Speaker: Mei Soopper, ’23

Music: Anthony Hotakainen, ’26

April 20, 2023

Speaker: Holocaust Remembrance program, Hillel et. al.

Music: Twisted Measure

April 27, 2023

Speaker: Nadine Jose, ’23 and Student Body President

Music: Emerson Raymond, ’23

May 4, 2023

Speaker: Stephanie Miljanic, ’23

Music: Hunter Siegel, ’24