University of Kentucky's Jane Calvert speaks at George Fox

Jane CalvertIn celebration of Constitution Day and the inauguration of the George Fox University William Penn Honors Program, please join us for a special evening featuring …

Jane Calvert
Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Hoover Academic Building, Room 105

The general public is invited. Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Calvert will present “Quakerism, John Dickinson, and the Creation of America’s Two Constitutions.” Drawing from her book, Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson, Calvert argues that Quaker political ideas had a significant but generally unrecognized influence on the creation of the American republic.

For more information, contact Joseph Clair at or 503-554-2153.

About the William Penn Honors Program

William Penn Honors ProgramGeorge Fox’s William Penn Honors Program is an alternative liberal arts general education program for undergraduate students set to launch in the fall of 2014. Modeled on the Socratic tutorial style, it is designed to hone students’ critical thinking skills by exposing them to classical texts and using discussion as the primary mode of instruction. Graduates of the program will be prepared to engage their culture meaningfully at the deepest levels – and they will be able to do so in a humble and gracious manner from an orthodox Christian perspective.

For more information on the William Penn Honors Program, visit this link.

Attend a Private Reception with Dr. Calvert

Joseph ClairProspective students interested in George Fox's William Penn Honors program are invited to join us to meet the director of the program, Joseph Clair (left), and attend a 5:45 p.m. reception with Dr. Jane Calvert in Hoover 105.