Methodist University is home to several endowed lecture series that bring to campus scholars and experts in the field to speak on one (or two) topics. Many of these lectures occur on an annual basis, but others are offered less frequently. Lecture series were not held during the COVID-19 pandemic, but most are on their way back with new installments.
B. F. Stone Lyceum
The mission of the B.F. Stone Lyceum is to foster scholarly interaction among faculty, students, and community residents. The Lyceum, which consists of a lecture, two responses, and a question and answer period, takes place each spring and is free and open to the public.
Bullard-Templeton Lecture Series
This series, originally begun in 2000 under a Templeton grant, was renamed in 2006 after Howard A. Bullard, Jr. and Marta Bullard. These lectures are designed to explore the relationship between science and religion.
Presidential Lecture Series
This lecture series strives to bring renowned national experts to the campus and community, emphasizing signature programs at Methodist University.
Tally Leadership Speaker Series
Since 1996, the Tally Leadership Speaker Series has presented nationally known speakers, authors, and practitioners to share their leadership insights and experiences with the MU community.
Union-Zukowski Multicultural Understanding Events
The Union-Zukowski Multicultural Understanding Events are supported by the Union-Zukowski Endowment for Multicultural Understanding, which provides funding for guest lecturers, trips, and other programs.
Wesley Heritage Events
Dr. L. Elbert Wethington and his wife, Lois, have graciously provided the endowment for the Wesley Heritage programs to be used for lectures, dramas, library resources, workshops, special faculty studies, ecumenical conversations, course offerings, a visiting Wesley scholar, or other projects.
Womack Lecture Series
This endowed, annual lecture series intends to promote public awareness of religious scholarship by bringing an expert in the field of religion, philosophy, or ethics to Methodist University to deliver two scholarly lectures. The series recognizes the University’s commitment to religion and its ecumenical spirit.