Duke Colloquium


The David Nelson Duke Colloquium is a long-time campus tradition, giving you the opportunity to present scholarly and creative works to faculty, staff and the community.

Celebrating the Life of the Mind

The Colloquium concept increases involvement of students in research, which William Jewell College believes to be a hallmark of an excellent liberal arts college. Colloquium Day is named for Dr. David Nelson Duke (1950-2000), who joined William Jewell’s religion faculty in 1980. During his 20-year career at Jewell, Dr. 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. The next Colloquium will be held in April 2020.