Lecture Series

Dr. Philip Clayton presents at the 2018 Bullard-Templeton Lecture

B. F. Stone Lyceum

The mission of the B.F. Stone Lyceum is to foster scholarly interaction among faculty, students, and community residents. The endowed lecture series began in 1998 with a generous gift from the estate of Mr. B.F. (“Doc”) Stone, a pharmacist from Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He was a respected and active member of the Methodist Church and a longtime supporter of the University. The Lyceum, which consists of a lecture, two responses, and a question and answer period, takes place each spring and is free and open to the public.

Bullard-Templeton Lecture Series

This series, originally begun in 2000 under a Templeton grant, was renamed in 2006 after Howard A. Bullard, Jr. and Marta Bullard. Their generosity has helped establish an endowment at Methodist University that funds this ongoing annual lecture series. These lectures are offered to the Methodist University and larger Cumberland County communities and is designed to explore the relationship between science and religion.

Presidential Lecture Series

This lecture series strives to bring renowned national experts to the campus and community, emphasizing signature programs at Methodist University. It is presented annually at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium each Spring.

Tally Leadership Speaker Series

Since 1996, the Tally Leadership Speaker Series has presented nationally known speakers, authors, and practitioners to share their leadership insights and experiences with the MU community. This series is named for and honors Senator Lura S. Tally, a beloved Fayetteville leader.

Union-Zukowski Multicultural Understanding Events

The Union-Zukowski Multicultural Understanding Events are supported by the Union-Zukowski Endowment for Multicultural Understanding, founded by trustee emeritus Terri Union and her husband, the late Carlos Zukowski. The Union-Zukowski Endowment for Multicultural Understanding provides funding for guest lecturers, programs on international issues (symposiums, concerts, and theater productions), mission trips, art exhibitions, and visits to historic sites, such as the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Wesley Heritage Events

The Wesley Heritage benefactors, Dr. L. Elbert Wethington and his wife, Lois, have graciously provided the endowment for the Wesley Heritage programs, which is administered through the United Methodist Foundation. The monies from this endowment can be used for lectures, dramas, library resources, workshops, special faculty studies, ecumenical conversations, course offerings, a visiting Wesley scholar, or other approved projects.

Womack Lecture Series

This endowed, annual lecture series intends to promote public awareness of religious scholarship by bringing an expert in the field of religion, philosophy, or ethics to Methodist University to deliver two scholarly lectures. The series recognizes the university’s commitment to religion and its ecumenical spirit. The series broadens students’ liberal arts education, raises moral and spiritual issues in the public consciousness, and provides an educational and cultural service to the community. The lecture is named for and honors Dr. Samuel J. Womack and Mrs. Norma Womack.