Black Alumni Network Reunion

The Lawrence University Black Alumni Network Reunion is about celebrating our alumni, students, faculty, and staff who identify as black on campus! We hope you'll join us.

2019 Reunion Schedule


Friday, November 1

1:50-3 p.m.
Afternoon of Liberal Learning*

Do you miss your days in the classroom? Here is your chance to become a student again! Below is a list of courses being offered Fall Term. Complete the registration form to sit in on one or more of these classes with today’s students. Space is limited. Courses are subject to change, pending final approval of the class schedule.

  • Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
    Karen Hoffman, associate professor of English
    Main Hall, Room 216
  • American Roots Music
    Brian Pertl, Dean of the Conservatory of Music and Cory Chisel, lecturer of music
    Music-Drama Center, Harper Hall

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Viewing of African-American Art in the Lawrence University Collection

Wriston Art Center, Print Study Room 227

4 p.m.
What's New On Campus Tour*
Alice G. Chapman Hall, Lobby
Lawrence has changed a lot. Join current students for this 60-minute walking tour as they showcase all of the new and exciting spaces, places and plans on campus.

6 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Dinner with black faculty, staff, and students**

Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Studio
Join faculty, staff and students for this kickoff celebration.
$30 | $20 young alumni

8 p.m.

Sankofa House

Saturday, November 2

9 a.m.
Breakfast with President Mark Burstein**
Warch Campus Center, Nathan Marsh Pusey Room
Lawrence University President Mark Burstein will host a conversation with black alumni. Introductory remarks will be followed by an open forum for questions. 
$15 | $10 young alumni

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Diversity & Intercultural Center Open House
Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center

12-1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Senior Leadership**
Warch Campus Center, Nathan March Pusey Room 325
Dr. Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty
Christopher Card, Vice President for Student Life
$20 | $15 young alumni

2-4 p.m.
Diversity Circles
Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center
Discover your own truths about diversity and inclusion with this powerful, enlivening and contemporary approach to diversity training, moderated by current Lawrence students.

5 p.m.
Reception and Dinner with black students**

Warch Campus Center, Nathan Marsh Pusey Room 325
$30 | $20 young alumni

8 p.m.

Memorial Hall, Viking Room

Sunday, November 3

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Brunch and LUBAN planning meeting*
Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons, Schumann Room
For those interested in helping with future LUBAN planning

*Pre-registration required.
**Pre-registration required. Paid event.



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