John Bachman
Symposium
20-23 April 2006
"Nature, God & Social Reform in the Old South"
The Life & Work of the
Rev. John Bachman
An International Symposium
in Honor of the

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Newberry College


Introduction
Personal Background
Religion & Ministry
Natural History
Audubon Connection
Politics/Social Reform
Education & Academia
Newberry Connections

Bachman Timeline

Bachman Resources



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PROGRAM OUTLINE
Updated 17 April 2006; schedule is subject to minor changes.
Full registration includes admission to all activities Thursday noon through Sunday noon.
Keynote presentations are introduced by Newberry College students and include a musical prelude;
presentation topics are abstracted at Keynote Speakers & Panelists

THURSDAY, 20 April 2006

  • 10 am-1 pm--Mid-morning arrival/registration/lunch (Holland Hall & Kaufmann Hall; visitors may park in spaces beside football stadium)
  • 1:30 pm--Welcome & Afternoon Keynote #1: Dr. Ronald Numbers (Wiles Chapel; business caual attire; sponsored by Thrivent & Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 2:30 pm--Afternoon break (Breakout refreshments courtesy Sodexho food service)
  • 3 pm--Afternoon Keynote #2: Dr. Peter McCandless (Wiles Chapel; business casual attire; sponsored by Thrivent & Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 4 pm--World Premiere of John Bachman documentary produced by Newberry College film-making students, Dr. Jodie Peeler, director (Wiles Chapel; business casual attire)
  • 4 pm--Newberry College campus & city tours; campus exhibits open (Holland Hall)
  • 6 pm--Dinner (Kaufmann Hall)
  • 7:15 pm--Announcement of winners of campus-wide student essay contests (Wiles Chapel; business casual attire)
  • 7:15 pm--Evening Keynote #3: Mr. Bill Hilton Jr. (Wiles Chapel; business casual attire; sponsored by Thrivent & Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 8:30 pm--Mixer (for paid registrants, faculty & staff); entertainment by Newberry College Jazz Band (Kaufmann Hall; business casual attire; sponsored by John Rawl '69)

FRIDAY, 21 April 2006

  • 8:30 am--Morning Keynote #4: Dr. Lester Stephens (Wiles Chapel; business casual attire; sponsored by Thrivent & Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 9:30 am--Morning break (Breakout refreshments courtesy Sodexho food service)
  • 10 am--Morning Keynote #5: Dr. Raymond Bost (Wiles Chapel; business casual attire; sponsored by Thrivent & Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 11:15 am--Lunch
  • 12:30 pm--Keynote #6: Dr. Susan McArver (Kaufmann Hall & Wiles Chapel; business casual attire; sponsored by Thrivent & Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 1:30 pm--Early Afternoon Break (Breakout refreshments courtesy Sodexho food service)
  • 2 pm-3:30 pm--Afternoon Concurrent Papers (10-12 minutes each) by college students & faculty, Bachman scholars & interested laypeople (locations to be announced; business casual attire; sponsored by Watson-Brown Foundation); sessions, chaired by Bachman scholars, cover all aspects of Bachman's life & work, including:
    ---Personal Life & Genealogy
    ---Natural History & Audubon Connections
    ---Theology & Ministry
    ---Politics & Social Reform
    ---Education & Academia
    ---Miscellany
  • 3:30 p.m.--Mid-afternoon Break (Breakout refreshments courtesy Sodexho food service)
  • 3:30 pm--Reception & Book Signings by keynote speakers & other Bachman authors (Holland Hall; sponsored by Newberry College Bookstore)
  • 3:30 pm--Newberry College campus tours; campus exhibits open (Holland Hall)
  • 5:30 pm--Early candlelight dinner (Kaufmann Hall; business formal attire; piano music by Irina Puzdrjakova '05)
  • 7:30 pm.--Original Play about John Bachman, written by the Rev. John Trump; performed at beautifully refurbished Newberry Opera House by Newberry College thespians & Bill Oberst Jr., directed by Prof. Patrick Gagliano (for paid registrants & President's Club; open to public for $20 donation per ticket by calling 803-276-6264; faculty & staff admitted free on space-available basis with ID; business formal attire; van shuttle available from campus to Opera House; play sponsored by Carter & Holmes Orchids & Newberry Books On Main)
  • 9 pm--Post-performance Panel Discussion with keynote speakers, playwright, director, et al., chaird by Dr. Wayne Kannaday; followed by Reception (Opera House; business formal attire; reception sponsored by Billy Walker '69 and Walker & Morgan LLC)

SATURDAY, 22 April 2006

SUNDAY, 23 April 2006

  • 6:30 & 8 am--Early morning Nature Walk(s) with Rudy Mancke (Lynches Woods; open to full registrants ONLY; walks conclude in time for participants to attend Convocation; casual attire; sponsored by Watson-Brown Foundation)
  • 10:30 am--Late-morning Academic Convocation & Bachman-period Worship Service with S. C. Lutheran Bishop David Donges (Wiles Chapel; business formal attire)
    ---Full processional of Newberry College faculty, administration & board members; honorees; Lutheran church officials; and other dignitaries
    ---Special recognitions & awards
    ---Bachman Honor Society induction
    ---Bachman sermon by Bishop Donges
    ---Special readings
    ---Sacred music by instrumental & choral groups
  • Noon--Symposium adjourns
  • Noon--Honors Luncheon (INVITATION ONLY for 2006 Bachman Honor Society awardees and society alumni, Keynote speakers, and Bachman descendants, Kaufmann Hall; business formal attire)