Past Event Recordings
Below are recordings from past Principia events.
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
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.