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The late Zach Day (right) with his father, Charles Day, at Honors Day 2006.

The Day Lecture

In the 2012-13 academic year, the family of Zachary Daniel Day established an annual lectureship in the Department of Religious Studies to honor his memory.

Zach, as he was known to us, was a Religious Studies major and Anthropology minor, a Silvertstein Scholar (2007), and graduate of the University of Alabama (in 2008), who died unexpectedly on July 21, 2011, at the age of 26.

In Zach's memory, and through the kindness of his father, Charles Day, and his stepmother, Nancy Campbell, and the generosity of his friends and family, the Department is pleased to now be the home for the Zachary Daniel Day Memorial Support Fund which makes possible this annual lecture.

Given Zach's own interest in the intersection of religion with music, art, videos, gaming, and literature, this annual lecture will be devoted to the study of religion and popular culture.


The Day Lecturers


Prof. Monica Miller

October 1, 2013
7:00 pm in Gorgas 205

Take a look at this blog post to learn more about Dr. Miller's visit.


Dr. Kelly Baker

September 23, 2014
7:00 pm in Gorgas 205

Learn more about her new book.


Prof. Jolyon Thomas

September 24, 2015
7:00 pm in Smith 205

Learn more about his lecture here.


Prof. Jason Bivins

October 20, 2016
7:00 pm in Gorgas 205

Learn more about his lecture here.