2020 Hobbit Day Reading and Annual Campaign Launch

Frodo Reading
Read Tolkien texts with us on Sept. 22, 2020, at 8pm ET and help kick off our Annual Fund campaign.


Dr. Corey Olsen – suit and tie
Corey Olsen
University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer; Coach


September 22, 2020 - 8:00 pm EDT


September 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm EDT

Event Recording

Event Details

Join us on Tuesday, September 22 at 8pm ET for the launch of Signum University’s 2020 Annual Campaign, including readings from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo’s birthdays.

Hobbit Day Readings

As in previous years, Signum Founder & President Dr. Corey Olsen — also known as The Tolkien Professor — will present a reading from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, followed by a short, if short you call it, discussion of the text. The text chosen is yet to be revealed (we’re keeping them secret and safe!), but as in previous years, Dr. Olsen will read something that would not come up in one of his regular weekly broadcasts, such as Exploring The Lord of the Rings or Mythgard Academy.

Register for the Hobbit Day Reading

Answering the Call

We may be small, and many people may not have heard of us — sound like anyone else you know? — but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a big difference!

This year’s campaign theme is “Answering the Call.” Stick around after the Hobbit Day Readings to learn more about how Signum is stepping up in many ways during the current time of crisis and turmoil, and how we’re preparing to do even more in the future.

Learn more about the 2020 Annual Fund Campaign ≫