Pre-registration was requested, but walk-ins and those who are pre-registered should check in at the onsite registration table, which is open at 6:15 pm Friday in Quigley Auditorium, and at 8:15 am Saturday at Ford Chapel.

Friday, March 17

Quigley Auditorium

  • 7:00 pm
    • Keynote Speech: “Church-College Relations: A View from the Academy”
      • Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President, Trinity College
  • 7:50 pm
    • Break
  • 8:00 pm
    • Keynote Speech: “Church-College Relations: A View from the Church”
      • The Rev. Dr. Peter D. Weaver, United Methodist Church Bishop, retired

Saturday, March 18

Ford Memorial Chapel

  • 9:00 am
    • Paper Session One: “An Ever Widening Gap: Allegheny College and Methodism over the Years”
      • Presenters: Charlie Waid, Allegheny ‘25
        The Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell, Ph.D., Allegheny College Chaplain, retired
  • 10:00 am
    • Break
  • 10:30 am
    • Paper Session Two: Historical Perspectives
      • “The Ties that Bind: Methodism’s Early Relationship with Allegheny College”
        Presenter: The Rev. Susan Lyn Moudry, Ph.D., Ordained Elder, Western Pennsylvania UMC Conference
      • “‘This Peculiar Convocation’: The Thoburn Jubilee and Allegheny’s Missionary Legacy”
        Presenter: June Meadow Gromis, Former Allegheny Student
  • 12:00 pm
    • Lunch (provided), Tippie Alumni Center
  • 2:00 pm
    • Paper Session Three: Aspects of Affiliation
    • Please note that the start time for this session has been changed from 1:30 to 2:00. 
      • “Doing Good: Institutions, Cultures, and Enabling Morally Virtuous Action”
        Presenter: The Rev. Erik Hoeke, Ordained Elder, Western Pennsylvania UMC Conference and Th.M. student in Moral Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
      • “Looking Back as a Means to Live Forward: Claiming One’s Institutional Truth in Order to Foster an Equitable and Inclusive Campus Community”
        Presenter: James Puglisi, D.Min., Allegheny ’84, Ministry Formation Manager with Ascension Wisconsin
      • We regret that Rev. Lynette Moran will be unable to attend the Saturday afternoon session, but we look forward to including her paper in the published record of the symposium. 
  • 3:30 pm
    • Break
  • 4:00 pm
    • Keynote Speech: “The State of United Methodist Higher Education”
      • Melissa Spas, Allegheny ‘03
        Vice President of Religion, Chautauqua Institution
  • 5:00 pm
    • Dinner (on your own)
  • 7:00 pm
    • Closing Session
    • Please note that the closing session and dessert reception have been moved to the Tippie Alumni Center.  
      • Dr. Ron Cole, President, Allegheny College
      • The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Bishop, Western Pennsylvania UMC Conference