Scot Speaker Series

The Scot Speaker Series brings speakers and events to the communities of Alma College and Alma, Michigan, that provide meaningful insights into the challenges that face us.

The theme of the Scot Speaker Series for the 2023-24 academic year is Navigating Change Together.

Our world is changing faster and faster every day. Communities need to work together to navigate these changes, but we are more divided as a country than ever. Working across divisions requires understanding each other, but that seems harder every day. In the “Navigating Change Together” series we will explore the transformations our communities face and how we can work together to face them.

Tickets are not required for any of these events.

Art, Design and Change
6:30 p.m., Sept. 19, 2023, at the Thomas Andison Chapel sanctuary
Co-sponsored by the Center for College and Community Engagement (3CE)
How do art and design help us to understand and deal with change? Join us for a combination of activities, a panel discussion, and performances in music, dance and theater.

How Will AI Change Our World?
7 p.m., Oct. 17, 2023, at the Thomas Andison Chapel sanctuary
Co-sponsored by the 3CE and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Over the past year, artificial intelligence has gone from science fiction to a critical topic of conversation. Faculty members will discuss the ways that AI will change our communities, institutions, relationships and educations.

How Military Service Changes Your Perspective
7 p.m., Nov. 8, 2023, at the Wright-Leppien Opera House in downtown Alma
Co-sponsored by the 3CE
In honor of Veterans Day, a community panel including Alma College faculty and staff will discuss how their military service changed their perspective and impacted their lives.