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.
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
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
November 10, 2022
Speaker: Rev. Kirstin Boswell, University Chaplain and Dean of Multifaith Engagement
Music: Gospel Choir
November 17, 2022
November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving Break, No Numen Lumen
December 1, 2022
Speaker: Nicole Galante, Interim Assistant Director, National and International Fellowships
Music: Shirley Tempos