Sound & Symbol Lecture Series - Fall 2018 Series

"Here Comes the Bride"

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)


October 11, 2018 - 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 1, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. (Fine Arts 9)

Dr. Raji Kaloji

Weddings & Marriage in the Hindu Tradition

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

Dr. Kathy Stolley

Puppy Love: Incorporating Animals into Wedding Ceremonies and Family Rituals

Dr. Kathy Shepherd Stolley, VWU Professor of Sociology

November 15, 2018 - 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