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Rosie Connor speaks about Martin Luther King Jr., Black History, and the Civil Rights Movement at Convocations. Photo by April Carver

Rosie Connor speaks about Martin Luther King Jr., Black History, and the Civil Rights Movement at Convocations. Photo by April Carver.

Convocations is a one-credit course offered at Snow College. Snow students’ have the opportunity to receive personal insight from individuals in the career field they’re looking into.

Most Snow College students are aware of the convocations boards positioned around campus and some students may wonder what exactly convocations is. Convocations is a class held each week where students can come and see a variety of diverse performers, artists, entertainers, professors, motivational speakers and more. Students who attend Convocations have the opportunity to explore their interests and ask questions to guests who come to Snow College. Some of the guests who have previously visited Snow College for Convocations are singer David Archuleta; Paralympic gold medalist, Mike Schlappi; and comedian Ryan Hamilton.

Kilee Christensen, a student at Snow College, said she looks forward to seeing BYU Vocal Point this semester in Convocations because she’s a huge fan of A cappella music groups.

To start off the first Convocations of the semester, students got a teaser of what type of guests to expect this semester at Snow College with the Trent Hanna Community. The Trent Hanna Community is a band put together by music professor, Dr. Trent Hanna and music students from Snow College. The Trent Hanna Community played a medley of original content for students. Dr. Trent Hanna played the piano while music students accompanied him on the bass, drums, trumpets, vocals and more.

“The Trent Hanna community is very talented. Professor Hanna was able to write a song in a complicated and beautiful way,” said Snow College student, Alicia Banks.

Convocations is also a great course that allows students to take time outside of class to support the art, theatre, and music departments at Snow College by having students attend musical and theatre productions or art exhibits.

Snow College student, Marissa Heap said she’s excited to see what new people and talents will be at Convocations this semester, saying, “Convocations never disappoints!”

Some of the guests, students can expect this semester are Elizabeth Smart and Vocal Point. Anyone attending Snow College can go to Convocations, which is held every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.

Upcoming Convocation events:

January 26th Victim’s Rights Advocate and Author Elizabeth Smart

February 2nd Fulbright Scholar Brendan Quinn

February 9th Multi-media artist Judy Gelles

February 16th Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen

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