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Past Event Recordings

Below are recordings from past Principia events.

Merry & Bright Christmas Concert

December 21, 2023

This special event features current students—Preschool through College—as well as alumni, including Ian Case (C’04), Dr. Wendy Hymes (US’90, C’94), Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke (C'91), Dr. Anna Thornton (US’98, C’02), Brian Ward (US'09), and Vernon West (C'15).

Principia Forward: AI & Technology

November 15, 2023

Technological advances and the rapidly accelerating integration of artificial intelligence (AI) are reshaping the educational landscape. Learn how Principia educators are thinking, adapting, and leaning forward as they teach and prepare students to learn and thrive.

Monitor Night Live: Bridging the Divide in a Divided World

October 12, 2023
Virtual Livestream

Join Principia College President Dr. Daniel Norton in a conversation about civility, perspective, and respect at the 22nd Monitor Night Live. "Bridging the Divide in a Divided World" features Christian Science Monitor Managing Editor Amelia Newcomb and Monitor correspondents Sophie Hills (C’22), Stephen Humphries, and Ira Porter.

Principia Forward: Campus Updates

September 12, 2023

Chief Executive Barbara Blackwell, Head of School Dr. Merry Sorrells, and new College President Dr. Daniel Norton will address timely topics facing the School and College in this first event in our webinar series, Principia Forward: An Inside View for Alumni and Friends. 

June Book Club: West with Giraffes

June 27, 2023

Start your summer with a good read and a book talk hosted by Linda Conradi (C’65).

Honoring Two Super Heroes of International Student Support

June 18, 2023

Hear Duyen Van Do (C'99) recount the impact that Hank (US'41, JC'43) and Margie (Day, US'38) Hamlin had on his life and talk about the importance of continued support for international students at Principia.

Straight Talk: from Chief Executive Barbara Blackwell

May 25, 2023

Principia's effort to build a greater sense of unity and open communication with our global Principia family continued with an update from Chief Executive Barbara Blackwell.

I Will Not Fear: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine with Melba Pattillo Beals

April 27, 2023

Melba Pattillo Beals made history as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African American students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Hear about her unforgettable journey through terror and persecution and the faith needed to survive.

Coaches’ Corner: Striving for the Big Show

April 23, 2023

The Thunder Chickens’ Coaches’ Corner webinar series continued with reflections from players and coaches of their first D1 season.

Coaches’ Corner: Need for Speed

March 26, 2023

Hear from the top speed athletes on Principia’s Thunder Chickens rugby team. These “outside backs” reflect on the 7s season to date and look ahead to what it will take to qualify for 7s Nationals.

Straight Talk: Principia Roundtables

March 7, 2023

Straight Talk: Principia Roundtables 2023 continues with an update from Chief Executive Barbara Blackwell and School and College Leadership.

Principia College Faith in Action: Travis Thomas (C’95)

March 3, 2023

Enjoy the recording from Principia College’s Faith in Action series with improvisational speaker and trainer Travis Thomas (C’95). Travis worked with the US Men's National Soccer Team as a Leadership and Team Dynamics Coach and was with them at the recent World Cup in Qatar. He has also worked with the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and others. Travis spoke on how spirituality helps us perform our best, and on how a winning mindset is rooted in faith.

February Book Talk: The One-in-a-Million Boy

Linda Conradi
February 27, 2023

Enjoy the recording of the February Book Club talk with Linda Conradi (C’65). The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood is the incandescent story of a 104- year-old Lithuanian immigrant woman and a sweet, strange 11-year-old boy obsessed with Guinness world records. It is a story of loss, redemption, and the astonishing connections that happen between people in the least likely circumstances.

Catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement

February 23, 2023

The murder of Emmett Till in the summer of 1955 put racial violence and injustice in the national spotlight and served as a spark in the Civil Rights movement. Have we made progress? Has the promise of equality been delivered? Where do we go next?

Panelists: John Butler (C’87), Former NFL professional athlete, businessman, Brian Latson (C’84), Retired sergeant, Boston Police Department, Dr. Steven Savides (C’95), Mass communication professor, Principia College, Dr. Jennifer Stollman, World-renowned equity consultant specializing in building and sustaining inclusive workplaces, educational spaces, and communities. Moderated by John Williams, JD (C’76), President, Principia College.