2016

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian Angelique Kidjo spoke at Springfield College as part of the Springfield College Arts and Humanities Speaker Series on Oct. 13, 2016. Kidjo spoke about her life and emphasized the importance of being globally aware, traveling the world, learning other languages, and being aware of different cultures.

2015

Springfield College hosted author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. One of The New Yorker’s top 20 writers for the 21st century, Alexie connects readers around the world to the American Indian experience. Having grown up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington state, Alexie is known world-wide as a gifted orator, telling tales of contemporary American Indian life with razor sharp humor, unsettling candor, and biting wit.

2014

Springfield College hosted paleoanthropologist, political advisor, and environmentalist Richard Leakey on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.  Leakey’s lecture titled, “An Evening with Richard Leakey: Exploring a Life of Discovery and Activism,” was part of the Springfield College Arts and Humanities Speaker Series. Son of Louis B. and Mary Leakey, Richard Leakey, with his wife Meave and daughter Louise, has worked toward a greater understanding of the origins and making of mankind.  They have been credited with some of the most significant fossil discoveries in history.