Lawrence University Free Zoom Backgrounds

No matter where you are, you can attend a Zoom meeting 'on campus' with LU's free Zoom backgrounds! Now available on the Communications webpage.

Centering Antiracism in Diversity and Inclusion Work at Lawrence: Community Conversations for Alumni

In the wake of such challenging, uncertain times, we known how important it is to create various avenues of support for our alumni. We recognize that people of color across the country are disproportionately impacted by the effects of state violence and COVID-19, including our alumni and current students of color. It is with this understanding that we are excited to offer a series of online conversations dedicated to learning and unpacking how we can create a more equitable Lawrence University for all current and future students.

Community Conversation: Centering Antiracism in Diversity and Inclusion Work at Lawrence

Introduction: Jaime Gonzalez '16
Director of Transfer Admissions and Transitions, Lawrence University

Vision for Antiracism at Lawrence: Dr. Kimberly Barrett
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty, Lawrence University

Q&A: Dr. Kimberly Barrett and Brienne Colston '15
Founder and Executive Director, Brown Girl Recovery
2020 Recipient of the George B. Walter Service to Society Alumni Award

Register for this free, online conversation by clicking on the link below.

All Alumni Conversation
Monday, July 20, 12-1 p.m. CT

Lawrence is committed to providing spaces that support the safety and healing of all members of the alumni community. This conversation will be open to all Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer alumni.


Learning @ Lawrence: Online Series

Free webinars hosted on Zoom! Each session is 35-55 minutes and includes a time for Q&A.

Learning @ Lawrence

Learning @ Lawrence takes three programs you love - Bjorklunden Summer Seminars, Alumni College, and Lunch at Lawrence - and combines them into one amazing virtual platform. Tune in most Fridays at noon Lawrence Time (Central Time) to learn from our remarkable alumni and faculty, all from the comforts of your home. Follow the Lawrence University Alumni Facebook page for updates and reminders about the series. Continue to check back for updated registration and recording links.

Upcoming presenters:

May 15, noon CT | Terry Moran '82, senior national correspondent for ABC News
Reporting The Pandemic
Webinar recording available soon.

May 29, noon CT | Bob Spoo '79, endowed chair in law, University of Tulsa, retired professor of English, and editor of James Joyce Quarterly
Two Irishmen, Two Novels, Two Portraits

Webinar recording available soon.

June 5, noon CT | Mike Troy '80, Behavioral Health Services Medical Director and Neuroscience Institute Associate Director at Children's Hospital Minnesota
The Neurodevelopmental Science of Being Human: Resilience, Risk, and the Social Brain
Webinar recording available soon.

June 12, noon CT | Derrell Acon '10, performer, activist, and director of engagement and equity at Long Beach Opera
Arts, Activism and Taco Shells
Webinar recording available soon.

June 19, noon CT | Carl Rath '75, Conservatory of Music instructor, Lawrence University
The Beatles...Four Lads Who Shook The World
Webinar recording available soon.

June 26, noon CT | Kurt Amend '80, former lawyer and diplomat, currently vice president with Raytheon Company
America in the Middle East: Should We Stay, Should We Go, and Why or Why Not
Technical issues - no webinar recording available

July 10, noon CT | Paul Schmidt '70, UW Law '73, retired U.S. Immigration Judge, government senior executive, partner in two major American law firms, and currently adjunct professor at Georgetown Law
Understanding U.S. Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in the Trump Era

July 17, noon CT | Mark Burstein, president of Lawrence University
The State of the University

July 24, noon CT | Titus Seilheimer '00, fisheries specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant since 2012 where he leads research, outreach and education activities around Great Lakes fisheries and ecosystems, and Peter Levi '01, assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability at Drake University
Water Cycle: A Journey Around the Science and Policy of Earth's Most Precious Resource

July 31, noon CT | Victoria Kononova, assistant professor of Russian, Lawrence University
The Great Patriotic War: World War II Through Soviet Eyes

August 7, noon CT | Tim Crain, director of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education and assistant professor of history, Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania
The Flu Epidemic of 1918 and COVID-19: Learning From the Past

August 14, noon CT | Peter Thomas, associate professor of Russian Studies, Lawrence University
Poignant, Prosaic, and Possibly Pointless: The Stories of Anton Chekhov
Registration link coming soon.

August 21, noon CT | Nikolas Hoel '99, instructor of History, Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago
From Pericles to the Black Death: Pandemics and the Environment in the Pre-Modern World
Registration link coming soon.

August 28, noon CT | Terry Moran '82, senior national correspondent for ABC News
The 2020 Verdict
Registration link coming soon.