The history of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series
Mary L. Seifert's rich family history with Clarion University can be traced to 1907 with the enrollment of her mother, Sabina Mooney-Seifert, and her uncle, Charles A. Mooney. From 1909 to 1912, her grandfather, John A. Mooney, served as a trustee for the Clarion Normal School. Shortly after her mother’s and uncle's graduations in 1909, their two younger siblings, Thomas W. and John A., were to follow family tradition by attending Clarion. Two of Seifert's uncles became medical doctors after furthering their education at the University of Michigan. To date at least 18 members of her extended family have graduated from Clarion.
Seifert loved music and the arts. As an investment in young people, she chose to endow a culture and lecture series at Clarion University to ignite the passion for learning that she encouraged. Through that endowment, the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series Endowment of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., was established to provide the Clarion University community with cultural experiences that inspire learning through thoughtful discussions.
More about Mary Seifert can be found here.
In honor of Mary Seifert Clarion university is holding a series of event surrounding a wide variety of topics. Here is a list of upcoming events:
March 26th at 7 p.m. Gemmell MPR
The Neighborhood Game: An Illustration of Color-Blind Racism
March 27, 28, April 1, 2 at 7 p.m. Gemmell MPR
Spike Lee Film Festival
Tickets for this event will be available March 4th. Call 814-393-2245 for more information
April 3rd at 8 p.m. Marwick-Boyd Auditorium
Lecture by Spike Lee
Tickets are available NOW at the Gemmell Information Desk and Golden Eagle Landing