Sound & Symbol Lecture Series

“Here Comes the Bride” – Fall 2018 Series

An exploration of traditions and customs in various religious traditions along with the music and ‘cultural inputs’ of the modern era.  (Fine Arts 9; free)

September 13 – 11:00 a.m., (Fine Arts 9)

Dr. Raji KalojiWeddings & Marriage in the Hindu Tradition

  • Dr. Raji Kaloji, leader in the Hampton Roads Hindu Community

Dr. Kathy StolleyPuppy Love: Incorporating Animals into Wedding Ceremonies and Family Rituals

  • Dr. Kathy Shepherd Stolley, VWU Professor of Sociology

October 11 - 11:00 a.m., (Fine Arts 9)

Mary Charlotte Elia (VWU’03)

Weddings & Marriage in the Christian Tradition

  • Mary Charlotte Elia (VWU’03), Theologian in Residence, Holmes Presbyterian Church, Cape Charles
Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson

Someday My Prince Will Come: Marriage in the Disney Tradition

  • Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Professor of Communication


November 15 - 11:00 a.m., (Fine Arts 9)

Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson

Weddings & Marriage in the Jewish Tradition

  • Rabbi Michael Panitz, Temple Israel-Norfolk, and VWU Adjunct Professor of History and Religion
Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson

Wedded Blitz: Pre- and Post-Production Promotion of the Wedding

  • Dr. Linda Ferguson, Dean of VWU’s Birdsong School of Social Science and Professor of Management, Business, and Economics