Hendricks Chapel

November 9, 2017 - 10:42pm
Historian Jill Lepore spoke at Hendricks Chapel on Thursday evening on the topic of her newest book, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman."

The latest installment of Syracuse's University Lectures brought Jill Lepore, an American historian, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, and staff writer at The New Yorker to Hendricks Chapel on Thursday night.

October 27, 2017 - 11:53am
Though church attendance continues to decline, many college students still believe in Jesus.

A tall grandfather clock ticks away beneath the high-ceilinged office in Hendricks Chapel. Reverend Brian Konkol, 38, sits in a leather lounge chair surrounded by a large couch, another chair, coffee table, stacks of paper and boxes of framed art that rest on the floor. Konkol, known for his plaid button-down dress shirts, bowties, large round-framed glasses, jazzy socks, and perfectly combed short brown hair, says the messy state of the room makes it feel like walking into open-heart surgery. But he has an excuse.

October 3, 2017 - 11:00pm
In Syracuse University's second installment of University Lectures this fall semester, David Greene lectured and answered questions about the profession of journalism in an increasingly volatile and digital landscape.

NPR "Morning Edition" and "Up First" podcast host David Greene spoke in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday night on topics ranging from his proudest moments in journalism to the lack of sleep he gets to fake news.

August 24, 2017 - 10:15am
The lineup this semester includes an award-winning broadcast journalist, one of the hosts of NPR's "Morning Edition," and a Harvard historian and staff writer at The New Yorker.

The Fall 2017 semester marks the University Lectures series' 17th season. Syracuse will host three speakers from different disciplines over the course of the semester to share their experiences and perspectives. 

Soledad O'Brien - Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center - $5

March 29, 2017 - 10:43pm
Hundreds of Syracuse students and residents marched and chanted to share their commitment to end sexual violence.

Hundreds of Syracuse University students, faculty members and Syracuse residents gathered at Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday night, March 27 to raise awareness for a common cause: speaking out against sexual violence.

February 8, 2017 - 8:33am
"Language is the only identity I have and even that is questionable," the Pulitzer Prize-winning author said Tuesday night.

For Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, being a writer is about insisting you have a voice – or even voices. She learned this when she began to read, write and translate Italian – even though she grew up with Bengali and English.

“Translation is always an act of interpretation.” said Lahiri, who currently teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

Lahiri discussed the relationship between language, identity and writing Tuesday night during a University Lecture in Hendricks Chapel.

October 4, 2016 - 6:40pm
Students gather at the first University Lecture of the year to hear advice from the leader in 3D printing technology.

Innovator and technology evangelist Bre Pettis kicked off the University Lectures Series with an inspiring lecture Tuesday in Hendricks Chapel.

March 30, 2016 - 11:12am
Mary Roach, journalist and author of several books, pursues all things considered weird, fascinating or taboo.

Mary Roach can easily be described as gutsy — fairly often, her work literally involves guts. 

November 16, 2015 - 7:16pm
The Monday night ceremony opened with readings of hope and peace from five different faiths.

Dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered on the steps of Hendricks Chapel on Monday night to stand “as lights against the darkness” in the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks that made headlines over the weekend.

October 8, 2015 - 7:16am
New York Times best-selling author talks life, writing, and the everyday struggles of being human.

After losing her mother to cancer, leaving college and dabbling in drugs and promiscuity, Cheryl Strayed took a hike. At 22, she didn’t know that hiking the Pacific Crest Trail would change her life forever and ultimately help reveal her true identity as a writer.