Use this form to submit your event to Arts & Ideas. IMPORTANT: Submit one form for each event. If you experience any difficulties or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. James Tallon.

Contact Information

requiredYour Name:
requiredYour Email:

Event Information

requiredEvent Title:
requiredEvent Date:
requiredSpace Reserved?:
You must reserve the space for your event before submitting this form.
requiredStart Time:
requiredEnd Time:
requiredBrief Description:
requiredArts&Ideas Credit?


Deadline: May 28, 2021

The A&I e-calendar can be found here.

Notification of cancellation, rescheduling and relocation of events already in the online calendar should be sent to Christine Jones

Step 1: Booking Space

Please book the presentation room for your event before submitting your event with this form.

For All Classrooms, University Dining Room, other dining areas, or St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center use this Online Reservation Form or contact extension 5143 of Meetings, Events, and Conferences.

For the Big Red Room, Memorial Commons, or James Gaffney Student Center contact Student Activities (ext 5834).

Step 2: Submit A&I

After booking your space, submit this form to Arts & Ideas.

Statement About Academic Merit

The Arts&Ideas Program seeks to promote the cultural and intellectual life of the Lewis community It acts as an extension of the classroom experience and demonstrates to the student the variety of ways people have explored and expressed their humanity throughout time and across the globe. To the general student, Arts&Ideas demonstrates how learning can be a life-long pursuit.

All events must align with the mission of Arts&Ideas. In the text area below, briefly describe the academic merit of this event.

requiredAcademic Merit:

Course Alignment

Some general education and graduate courses require students to attend events that align with certain domain tags. Choose the appropriate domain tag(s) below. Pick only those domain tags that clearly align to the event. Although it is not necessary to align your event with one of these domain tags, but it is recommended to further identify how this event has academic merit for which academic credit should be given.

Inspiration & Introspection: How do we motivate ourselves? This domain looks to understand how we think about our existence as well as how we motivate ourselves to achieve goals.
Ethics & Practice: What does it mean to be a human being? In our chosen fields, disciplines, and professions how do we maintain integrity? This domain discusses best practices for professional fields as well as engages with ethical and moral questions.
Exploration: What's around the corner? This domain looks to engage with new experiences, intellectual and practical. It encourages students to try new activities and investigate new points of view.
Civic Engagement: What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? This domain engages students with ways to be informed and involved in diverse and interconnected local, state, national and global communities.
Performance: How can we express ourselves? This domain engages with the performing arts. This may be accomplished in traditional ways or utilizing new technologies.
Intellectual Inquiry: What is possible in this world? What are the challenges we face? This domain looks to find new ways of thinking and explore how others have conceived the world.
Graduate & Advanced Topics: Presentation, lecture, or performance that engages with ideas and pursues questions that are beyond the introductory level such that it is particularly beneficial for graduate students or advanced undergraduates.

Arts&Ideas Assessment

required Arts&Ideas events must align with at least one University Level Outcome. Select the Baccalaureate Characteristics and Measurable Student Learning Outcomes that best align to this event. Note that many events align to more than one Baccalaureate Characteristics; however, choose only those BCs that clearly align to the event.

Baccalaureate Characteristic 1: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will read, write, speak, calculate, and use technology at a demonstrated level of proficiency.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Advocate for a cause or idea, presenting facts and arguments, in an organized and accurate manner using some form of technology. Include qualitative and quantitative reasoning.
Baccalaureate Characteristic 2: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will understand the major approaches to knowledge.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Demonstrate an ability to apply the fundamental principles, methodologies, value systems and thought processes employed in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, while acknowledging the influence of technological change.
Baccalaureate Characteristic 3: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will understand the place of faith, religion, and spirituality in the search for truth and meaning.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Evaluate theological, particularly Christian, answers to questions of human existence and meaning within an interdisciplinary context.
Baccalaureate Characteristic 4: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will understand and prepare for moral and ethical decision-making.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Evaluate ethical issues from multiple perspectives and apply those considerations to scenarios of personal integrity and socially responsible engagement.
Baccalaureate Characteristic 5: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will become an informed, involved, and responsible citizen of a diverse yet interconnected national and global community through a grounding in economic, political, social, and historical influences that are inherent in shaping, developing, and advancing nations and the world.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Articulate how culture, society and diversity shape the informed, responsible citizen within a global society.
Baccalaureate Characteristic 6: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will think critically and creatively.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Employ critical and creative thinking skills by articulating or crafting an argument’s major assertions and assumptions and evaluating its supporting evidence, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Baccalaureate Characteristic 7: The baccalaureate graduate of Lewis University will possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to enter or advance a career, or to begin graduate study.
    Measurable Student Learning Outcome: Demonstrate programmatic competency and a defined plan for career and personal development through lifelong learning.

Series Information

If you are the sponsor of a series (e.g., Electronic Music Midwest Festival, Philosophy Conference, Common Reader Program, etc.) provide below the name and a brief description of the series. You need to submit a separate form for each series event, but only one Statement About Educational Merit.

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Stipends Request

A portion of the Arts&Ideas budget is devoted to supporting faculty who bring outside speakers to campus, speakers who are of interest to a general audience. Up to $200 per speaker is available, though that amount may increase depending upon the number of requests. Priority will be given to faculty whose requests meet the deadline for the semester’s events. Decisions about support will be made by the Program Director and members of the A&I Advisory Committee. Please indicate the amount of money you are requesting.

Arts&Ideas funding is intended to bring speakers and events from outside the Lewis University community. With this in mind, Arts&Ideas funds cannot be used for honorariums for Lewis University faculty, staff, and students. Please consider this when requesting funding.


After submitting this form, an email will be sent to you for your records.