Celebrating the Life of the Mind
Friday, April 22, 2016

The David Nelson Duke Colloquium involves students from all academic disciplines presenting their scholarly and creative works to faculty, staff and the community at large. The Colloquium concept increases involvement of students in research, which William Jewell College believes to be a hallmark of an excellent liberal arts college.

The Colloquium is named for Dr. David Nelson Duke (1950-2000), who joined William Jewell’s religion faculty in 1980. Over his 20-year career at Jewell, Duke proved himself as theologian, scholar, teacher and social advocate. His articles and books, community activism, collegiality and overall passion for life made naming the Colloquium in his memory a natural choice.