Lyceum Series on Faith & Scholarship
The Lyceum Lecture Series on Faith and the Academy draws inspiration both from the history of Grace College and Winona Lake itself. During America’s Progressive Era at the turn of the 20th century, Winona Lake’s Chautauqua tradition attracted lectures and presentations from high-profile speakers who brought refined culture to small-town America. Notable speakers included three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, humorist Will Rogers, and the preacher Russell Conwell. In order to continue this valuable heritage, Grace College established the American Lyceum Lecture Series in the 1990s, which featured people like Allan Keyes and Michael Reagan. In 2011, the lecture series was reorganized under a new name and has since focused specifically on issues related to the intersection of Christian faith and academics.