Event Series

Alumni Conversations

Alumni Conversations support events that bring distinguished Oberlin alumni to campus for panel discussions, lectures, performances, career conversations, and more. Past visits have featured New York Times best-selling author Peggy Orenstein ’83, politician and attorney Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ’92, musician and drummer of Deerhoof Greg Saunier ’91, and southern writer Kiese Laymon ’98. 

Funding for this speaker series is provided in part by the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Additional partners include academic departments, programs, and student groups through the Alumni in Service to Oberlin College program. 

two alumnae siting in cushy chairs discussing their work.

Past Events

Guest Master Class: Mark Sparks ’82

Monday, September 30, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Conservatory Central Unit
As part of the Alumni Conversations and Careers series, the Oberlin Flute Association and the Office of Alumni Relations welcome guest artist Mark Sparks ’82 for a master class. The session...
Headshot of Mark Sparks in a tuxedo with his flute

Pathways: Studio Art Alumna Helen Levi ’09

Monday, October 28, 2019
4:30 pm
Clarence Ward ’37 Art Building
Please join the art department for this lecture with alumna Helen Levi ’09. Senior Studio and Thesis prepares our majors to launch into the competitive art world. Meet art department alumni and...
Clarence Ward ’37 Art Building 103

Pathways: Hannah Vaughan ’09

Monday, December 9, 2019
4:45 pm
Venturi Art Building
Please join the art department for this lecture presented by studio art alumna Hannah Vaughan ’09. Senior Studio and Thesis prepares our majors to launch into the competitive art world. Meet...
Black Crushed Chair