Loy H. Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies
The faculty of the Department of Religious Studies established the Witherspoon Lectures in 1984 to honor their colleague Loy H. Witherspoon, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies, for his twenty years of distinguished service at UNC Charlotte. It is the oldest and most prestigious endowed lecture series at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Witherspoon had continued to teach each semester as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies. Hundreds of his friends and colleagues contributed to the fund that made this the first named, endowed lecture series at UNC Charlotte. Lectures have been published each year through a gift from Dr. William Pfischner.
The Alice Tate Lectures in Judaic Studies
The Alice L. Tate Lectures in Judaic Studies are held annually, made possible by the generous endowment of Alice L. Tate of New York who also endowed the Isaac Swift Distinguished Professorship in Judaic Studies at UNC Charlotte. Here is a roster of past lecturers with their affiliations and topics.