Common Hour Committee

A committee composed of students, faculty and professional staff is charged with vetting and approving proposals for Common Hour events from the campus community. They work to present a diverse and compelling schedule of topics each semester. The funding and all losistics outside of the actual Common Hour event are the responsibility of the campus sponsor(s).  The committee is happy to field questions from sponsors.

Propose a Common Hour Event
Contact the committee

  • Jim Strick, CH committee chair and Professor, Program Chair of Environmental Studies, Program Chair of Science, Technology and Society
  • Rachel Anderson-Rabern, Assistant Professor of Theatre
  • John Carbon, The Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger Professor of Music (spring)
  • Josh Hankins, Learning & Events Technology Specialist, Information Technology Services
  • Courtnee Jordan-Cox, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and New College House Dean
  • Alison Kibler, Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Program Chair of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Rick Moog, Professor of Chemistry (fall)
  • Candace Roper, Program Coordinator, International Studies Program and Common Hour
  • Mark Villegas, Assistant Professor of American Studies (fall)
  • Isaac Cervantes ’20  
  • Ruby Chen ’21 (spring)
  • Patrice Matthews ’21
  • Hannah Rodriguez ’20
  • Sarah Thompson ’21 (fall)
  • Ryan Trainor, Assistant Professor of Physics (spring)