Notifying attendees of canceled lectures

On November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM, there was a lecture scheduled at Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. The topic of the lecture, by Geoffrey R. Stone, was the Supreme Court and the confirmation process.

Long story short: the lecture was cancelled, but there was no notice posted at the chapel or at Frick Center, and the events page on the college website made no mention of the event or its cancellation. It was only after I googled the event that I found it had been cancelled.

Others encountered similar problems - at least two others called the information desk at the Frick Center, and I met two more looking for the event location (they said they had driven an hour to attend).

My suggestion to anyone cancelling such an event - post a notice at the event location, and note on the events page of the college website that the event has been cancelled (and whether it will be rescheduled).

 

-Brian Forgue, Attorney Forgue and Forgue law firm